On the small screen
Starting in 2020, Jack Reacher will appear in a tv series from Amazon! The first season will be based upon Lee's first novel, Killing Floor. We can't wait to see who's in the cast, especially who will play our favorite big guy. Lee and the producers are committed to hiring a size-appropriate actor so expect to see someone in the 30-55 age range (don't forget, Reacher is 36 in Killing Floor and there are the prequel novels to consider), BIG and muscular (near to 6'5" / 240 lbs. with hands like frozen supermarket chickens).
As for the movies, they are no more. We thank Tom Cruise for bringing Reacher to the big screen and everything he did to promote the books to a wider audience. Lee says "I loved working with him, and he's a terrific guy, and I loved what he did in both movies, but the fans never quite accepted the physicality aspect, so we're making a change. But I'll miss him and won't hear a word against him."
Lee on the big screen
JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK continues the trend of honoring the creator of Jack Reacher by including a cameo during which Lee plays the role of someone who has to vet the hero's credentials. You can find a still of the scene, and also one from the first movie, at the bottom of this page.
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Here are the two official JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK trailers! Enjoy!
Movie posters! Yeah, we know, kinda obvious that's what they are, but aren't they cool?
Click here to take a look at People magazine's exclusive photos!
If you've read NEVER GO BACK already, you may have noticed that Reacher and Turner don't visit New Orleans in the book but they did visit quite a number of other places and states. So, with Lee's permission (who has participated in efforts to support the NOLA economy), the great city of New Orleans was added to the mix.
JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK stars Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher, Cobie Smulders (Avengers: Age of Ultron) as Susan Turner, and Robert Knepper (Heroes, Prison Break) as General Harkness. The cast also includes Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton), Danika Yarosh (Heroes Reborn), Holt McCallany (Blue Bloods), with Patrick Heusinger (Quantum Break) as "The Hunter". Screenplay by Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz and Richard Wenk.
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JACK REACHER stars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Robert Duvall and Jai Courtney. So popular worldwide in theaters and ancillary markets that Paramount Pictures filmed a second movie in 2016 (see above). Currently available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download.
Our favorite pics
Lee pulls another Hitchcock with a cameo appearance in JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK as the TSA agent who examines Reacher's stolen ID.
Lee makes like Alfred Hitchcock with a cameo appearance in JACK REACHER as the desk sergeant who returns Reacher's belongings to him.