Tom Cruise has “nothing to lose” in Jack Reacher Trailer

With the current news about Tom Cruise being largely dominated by his wife Katie Holmes filing for divorce, Paramount have been helping bring the focus back to the movies, launching the first trailer to Cruise’s upcoming film, Jack Reacher.

Based on Lee Child’s successful series of novels, Jack Reacher is a former US military police major, a character who is somewhat off the grid yet travels across America righting wrongs. Come August, there will be a total of 17 Reacher novels, with Child’s latest being A Wanted Man. The film is based on the ninth book in the series, One Shot.

After a sniper massacre results in five dead bodies, all the evidence points to former soldier James Barr (Joseph Sikora). When interrogated he simply asks to, “Get Jack Reacher,” who upon being located steps in to conduct his own investigation. The trailer sees Cruise in character administering his own brand of justice.

Before any footage was even filmed there was controversy from fans that Cruise had been in the lead role. Described in the novels as 6’5” tall and weighing somewhere between 210 to 250 pounds, Cruise in no way matches Reacher’s physical look. However, according to author Child (who is happy with the casting of Cruise), no actor does, saying how the film is not going to match the book anyway.

Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie the film also co-starts Richard Jenkins, Robert Duvall and Rosamund Pike. Jack Reacher is released in the US on December 21st and is currently scheduled for release in the UK on December 28th 2012.

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