The movie is based off of Lee Child’s series of novels about an ex-military investigator who solves crimes and kicks serious ass. One point of contention among fans is the casting of Tom Cruise. In the book, the character is written as 6’5″ with blond hair and piercing blue eyes; this description is a far cry from the 5’7″ actor. However, Child has provided his approval of the casting decision, saying to Deadline Hollywood “Reacher’s size in the books is a metaphor for an unstoppable force, which Cruise portrays in his own way.” Fans will be able to make their own judgements when the movie comes out December 21.
by Rachel Lowe on July 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm