I have gone from the heights (see post of August 25) to the depths. I have just learned that Tom Cruise has been picked to play Jack Reacher in the film version of Lee Child’s classic novel — One Shot. This is like asking Pee Wee Herman to play Conan the Barbarian.
Tom Cruise might be okay playing a small samurai – but Jack Reacher? Jack Reacher is an ex military policeman turned drifter – who looks like an NFL lineman. He stands 6’5″ and weighs 250 pounds. Cruise is like a foot shorter and 100 pounds lighter(!). I mean come ON people. Is there no integrity in casting? I could have tried out for this part and. . . . wait a minute. I need to find out if tryouts are still going on. ‘Scuse me. . . . .