I had never heard of the novels about Jack Reacher unitl this movie was announced. Lots of my friends have read it, and when they found out that Tom Cruise is playing the leading man, they were underwhelmed. Jack Reacher in the text is described as being 6'5" tall and over 200 lbs. with light hair -- not exactly how you'd describe Cruise. Seems interesting though, I think I am going to pick up the book, might wait on the movie.