Tom Cruise set to Star in Chistopher McQarrie's ONE SHOT
Tom Cruise is officially set play Jack Reacher in a new thriller from Paramount Pictures called One Shot. The film is based on a book series from Lee Child. The Usual Suspects writer Chistopher McQarrie was recently locked in to direct it, which is a great choice. Cruise was previously in talks, now it's offical.
The movie revolves around a character named Jack Reacher, a military police officer-turned-drifter. One Shot is the ninth book in the series, and it tells the story of a military sniper accused of murder who seeks Reacher's help.
I know a lot of people don't like Cruise, but the guy has made some pretty awesome movies in his career, he's a solid actor that almost always delivers the goods. One Shot seems like the kind of film that completely fits the kind of characters he plays in his movies, and I think he'll be good in it.
What do you all think of Cruise starring in this film?
Here's a descrption of the character:
Child's prose is very spare and blunt and Reacher is a no-frills guy. He drifts around the country, carrying nothing more than a toothbrush, the clothes on his back, his passport and access to his military pension. He finds his way into all kinds of misadventures but usually winds up using his brawn and his brains from years of military experience to solve conspiracies for underdogs. In One Shot, Reacher investigates a case in which a lone sniper murders five victims before being captured. Reacher discovers it's more than a simple open-and-shut case.
Here is the official description of the book:
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, from the world he lives in—no phone, no address, no commitments–ex–military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, Reacher’s arrival will change everything—about a case that isn’t what it seems, about lives tangled in baffling ways, about a killer who missed one shot–and by doing so give Jack Reacher one shot at the truth.…
The gunman worked from a parking structure just thirty yards away–point-blank range for a trained military sniper like James Barr. His victims were in the wrong place at the wrong time. But why does Barr want Reacher at his side? There are good reasons why Reacher is the last person Barr would want to see. But when Reacher hears Barr’s own words, he understands. And a slam-dunk case explodes. Soon Reacher is teamed with a young defense lawyer who is working against her D.A. father and dueling with a prosecution team that has an explosive secret of its own. Like most things Reacher has known in life, this case is a complex battlefield. But, as always, in battle, Reacher is at his best.
Moving in the shadows, picking his spots, Reacher gets closer and closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. And for Reacher, the only way to take him down is to know his ruthlessness and respect his cunning–and then match him shot for shot….