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 Childs 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 exmilitary 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 bullst 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. Hes very solitary, but he cant walk away from a situation that needs to be made right. His own sense of right and wrong tie into that situation and he cant leave until its been resolved. Thats his Achilles heel.
You can click on the photo for a bigger version and stay tuned for the trailer, coming soon!