First Image of Tom Cruise in JACK REACHER

     June 27, 2012


The first image of Tom Cruise in director Christopher McQuarrie’s adaptation of the Lee Child novel One Shot has been released, and it’s…Tom Cruise standing in the middle of a street. Now titled simply Jack Reacher, Cruise stars as the titular ex-military investigator who is tasked with tracking down a serial sniper.  McQuarrie had this to say regarding his take on the character:

“Someone asks him at one point in the story about the difference between a military policeman and a regular cop. Reacher points out that [for military police], every suspect is a trained killer. He is free from any sort of anxiety. He is truly not encumbered by all the bullshit that makes up our daily lives. He literally and figuratively has no baggage.”

Though Tom Cruise kicking ass is certainly a plus, I’m most interested in seeing the film’s villain played by the one and only Werner Herzog.  Hopefully a trailer is on its way soon.  Hit the jump to check out the image  Jack Reacher opens on December 21st.

Image via EW.


Here’s the synopsis for Child’s novel One Shot:

Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me.

And sure enough, ex—military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shooter–a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right–and soon the slam-dunk case explodes.

Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning–and then beat him shot for shot. [Amazon]

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  • potu1369

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  • chrisH

    Surprise! He looks like Tom Cruise.

    • Mama-Sam

      so so so upset about TC being JR…………..he is nothing like him, i have read all the books and this is as bad as a kick in the stomach!

  • TheApprentice12

    Umm, well… I’m going to wait for a preview before judging. I know he is suppose to be big and brawny but I’m going to see what he does with Jack Reacher, character-wise and action-wise.

  • wushuliu

    That description covers scientologists pretty well – no wonder Cruise is on board…

    • Max

      so dumb

  • timm

    Surprise! Tom Cruise wearing the exact same get-up he wears in nearly ever picture. Motorcyclist’s(but doesn’t really ride one, per se) stylish leather jacket? Check. Tight jeans? Can’t see for sure, but most likely yes. Boots with thick soles? I mean, you can’t see — but let’s face it. They’re there.

  • budd

    A TIE? Reacher’s wardrobe is from thrift stores. He doesn’t carry anything but a toothbrush. Oh hollywood….

  • budd

    A tie? So much for Reacher’s thrift store wardrobe…ah hollywood.

    • Underground Anthem TX

      Agreed, Tom Cruise looks like Tom Cruise.

      But that ain’t no tie, it’s a white undershirt that’s catching the light.

      Excited for this one, solely based on McQuarrie directing– been waiting for another film from him ever since I saw Way of the Gun in the theater all those years ago.

  • federale

    He’s dressed pretty hip for a guy who is supposed to be completely unencumbered by the bullshit of everyday life. In the book, Reacher would literally buy cheap disposable clothes out of WalMart or a thrift store, then dispose of them after a few days. No attachments.

  • Jamesy

    Why does Tom Cruise look EXACTLY the same in almost every film?!

  • misterg

    Tom ‘please let this be my ‘Drive’ Cruise. So anodyne.

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