First Look at Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher

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Entertainment Weekly has posted this first look at Tom Cruise in the title role of Paramount Pictures’ Jack Reacher, directed and co-written by Christopher McQuarrie. Opening in theaters on December 21, the thriller is based on Lee Child’s best-selling novel “One Shot” and co-stars Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Richard Jenkins, Alexia Fast, Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney and Werner Herzog.

Cruise plays an ex–military policeman turned vigilante drifter, who finds himself drawn into the case of a sniper who randomly targeted civilians. The magazine says:

Other than those ties to a haunted past, investigating soldiers who went lethally astray, Reacher has very little in the present.

“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.”

You can click on the photo for a bigger version and stay tuned for the trailer, coming soon!

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