Tom Cruise may perform the role of the seven foot blond Jack Richer, the hero of detectives from Lee Child. A former screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie is going to film "The Shot" - one of fifteen novels about the Richer, which was sold in 40 million copies.
"The Shot" - the ninth book in the series of Lee Child. Under this pseudonym hides a British author Jim Grant. Debut novel about Richer "The Killing Fields" was awarded two prestigious literary awards genre - Anthony Award and the Barry Award.
According to the plot in the heart of the city, near the new office building unseen sniper starts shooting people. Six shots - five of the victims. City is thrown into terror. However, a few hours later the police finds offender. And though all the evidence points to him, the suspected man denies everything. He said that police had arrested the wrong guy, and needs to find Jack Richer. But what could link a complete psychopath with a former military police?
Tom Cruise's company Cruise / Wagner Productions has acquired the film rights to "The Shot" five years ago. McQuarrie, who worked on the screenplay for "Valkyria" starring Cruise, took the adaptation of the Child novel last summer.
Tom Cruise is fundamentally different from the hero of novels by Lee Child. Jack Richer - according to the books, a healthy six-foot blond with blue eyes. So it is unlikely fans detective single will be delighted. But Cruz has a long history of interest in a series of Richer.
As reported by Deadline, the writer himself has nothing against Tom as an actor he has all the qualities of his hero. The fact that Cruise does not look like him in appearance, Child does not consider criminal. "Growth Richer in the books - a metaphor for his irresistible force - says the writer. - Cruise will be able to show it to his game". Recall that Cruz had once played irresistible blonde in Michael Mann's thriller "Collateral."
If Tom Cruise will decide to lead, then began to shoot the "The Shot" after the finish work in the fantasy thriller "Oblivion".