I started reading The Affair last night and once again I find myself flabbergasted by the biggest casting mystery of all time — how Tom Cruise scored the role of Jack Reacher. I mean, SERIOUSLY??? Ex-soldier Jack Reacher is 6’5” and stoic. Tom Cruise is… Tom Cruise!!! Short! And kinda cray-cray!
Quite understandably, loyal Lee Child readers are furious.
So when the casting controversy broke last year, Lee Child himself had to pipe in and defend him. But BAH. I’m not listening to any of that.
Here’s what I think REALLY happened.
Later, at home…