Lee Child set to adapt his Jack Reacher novels for TV (with a substantially taller lead character)

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Lee Child set to adapt his Jack Reacher novels for TV (with a substantially taller lead character)

Aug 27 2018

He is one of the world’s most successful crime writers, selling more than 100 million copies of his novels and short stories worldwide. Now Lee Child is planning major television adaptations of his Jack Reacher books after fans complained to him about Tom Cruise’s portrayal of the larger-than-life hero in two Hollywood movies.

Reacher, a private investigator and drifter, is described in Child’s novels as physically towering, measuring in at 6ft 5in . Cruise, however, is said to be only 5ft 7in.

Child hopes that a deal will be signed by November for productions that will devote between 10 and 12 hours to each book. Asked about the cast, he said: “That’s the great thing about television. It’s much less star-driven than feature films. So it doesn’t need to be a so-called A-list guy.”

Source: The Guardian

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