Tom Cruise is in the running to play the hard-bitten former Army investigator-turned-drifter Jack Reacher, the former major with the fictional 110th Special Investigations Unit.
Reacher is the main character in more than a dozen novels, and Cruise is obviously licking his chops at the thought of a new franchise, and a juicy role.
The taciturn Reacher, according to his Wikipedia page, has an uncanny ability to solve crimes, know what time it is and bust kneecaps. And, oh yeah, Reacher is hulking 6-foot,5-inches tall, while Cruise is 5-foot, 7-inches.
That’d be quite a reach.