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Trailer Watch: Tom Cruise is Not A Hero & Has Nothing to Lose as 'Jack Reacher'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 4, 2012 at 12:53PM

After box office misfire "Rock of Ages," Tom Cruise is back in his wheelhouse with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie's actioner "Jack Reacher" (previously titled "One Shot").
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Tom Cruise in "Jack Reacher."
Tom Cruise in "Jack Reacher."

After box office misfire "Rock of Ages," Tom Cruise is back in his wheelhouse with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie's actioner "Jack Reacher" (previously titled "One Shot").

When an incarcerated suspect, thought accountable for five dead bodies, tells the cops to "get Jack Reacher," the search is on for the mysterious military captain gone rogue. Reacher (Cruise) finds himself on the run and kicking ass as he's stalked for a crime he knows nothing about. Rosamund Pike plays a local defense attorney representing the sniper who frames Reacher.

The film is adapted from the fictional literary character created by Brit author Jim Grant (who used the pen name Lee Child).

Paramount releases the film Decemer 21, a time frame that worked well for Cruise's last hit, "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocall."

This article is related to: Tom Cruise, Video, Trailers, Rosamund Pike, Christopher McQuarrie


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.