EW has the first look at Tom Cruise's next gig as Jack Reacher. Really interested in seeing how Cruise handles playing Reacher, and even more intrigued with how McQuarrie is going to lens the project based on the book "One Shot" I'm betting on Safe House like performance at the box office.
I know Cruise went through a spell where he wasn't so well liked by the masses. He did get a little kooky for awhile, jumping on Oprah's couch because he was in "in love" with Joey Potter. Calm down Tom. All of that aside the guy has never stopped being a more than solid actor. I still go to movies just because he is in them. Heck, I'm a fan.
"Someone asks him at one point in the story about the difference between a military policeman and a regular cop,” says screenwriter and director Christopher McQuarrie, who previously wrote and directed The Way of the Gun and won an Oscar for the screenplay to The Usual Suspects. “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 bulls–t that makes up our daily lives,” McQuarrie tells EW. “He literally and figuratively has no baggage.”
“He is an extremely pragmatic, matter-of-fact person,” McQuarrie says. “He’s very solitary, but he can’t walk away from a situation that needs to be made right. His own sense of right and wrong tie into that situation and he can’t leave until it’s been resolved. That’s his Achilles heel.”