Breaking Book News: Lee Child’s Jack Reacher Heading for TV

Breaking Book News: Lee Child’s Jack Reacher Heading for TV

Exciting news for Jack Reacher fans: Amazon has won the rights in a major bidding war to develop a new television series based on Lee Child’s bestselling novels.

Jack Reacher has already been on the big screen, with Tom Cruise in the title role, in two films that grossed over $400 million combined. The series for TV will be written and produced by Scorpion creator Nick Santora.

Jack Reacher is a billion-dollar brand and about to get bigger. Author Lee Child’s expressed his desire to find the perfect actor for to play the character in a BBC interview last year.

“Cruise, for all his talent, didn’t have that physicality… So what I’ve decided to do is – there won’t be any more movies with Tom Cruise. Instead we’re going to take it to Netflix or something like that. Long form streaming television, with a completely new actor. And I want all those readers who were upset about Tom Cruise to help me out – participate in choosing the right actor for the TV series. We’re rebooting and starting over and we’re going to try and find the perfect guy.”

Looks like that will be a job for Amazon now.

 

 

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                Lee Child
                About the author

                Lee Child

                Lee Child is one of the world's leading thriller writers. His novels consistently achieve the number one slot in hardback and paperback on bestsellers lists on both sides of the Atlantic, and are translated into over forty languages. All have been optioned for major motion pictures, the first of which, Jack Reacher, was based on the novel One Shot. He was awarded the Crime Writers Association Diamond Dagger in 2013. Born in Coventry, he now lives in America.

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                1. jeff townsend says:

                  Liam Neeson for jack! It is how I imagined him when I read the series! jeff

                2. Annie says:

                  Liam Neeson my vote

                3. I liked Tom Cruise, maybe you should have a vote and see how many agree. People who complain are usually the minority.

                4. Richard says:

                  Liam has my vote too.

                5. Gadget says:

                  The rock

                6. Gadget says:

                  Jerrod Butler

                7. L McKebzie says:

                  Hugh Jackman would be perfect. He’s the closest to the picture in my head

                8. Ros Kerz says:

                  Chris or Liam Hemsworth

                9. G says:

                  Liam Neeson but still not macho enough… I see Jack in my mind as scruffy, broad shoulders, big biceps ….certainly no Tom Cruise soooo disappointing he was . Wish I could mix and match 😂😂😂😂

                10. Nigel says:

                  Leive Schriver