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As long as they don't cast a 5'2" as Reacher this might have a chance.

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Yeah, casting will be key.

I always pictured Rat Stevenson in my head when I was reading the books.

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Yeah, Ray Stevenson could be good. 

What about Dave Bautista or Jon Bernthal?

 

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Pedro Pascal is 5'11.

He's in everything.

David Harbour is 6'3.

He's also in everything.  But, he's full-on dad bod.

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3 hours ago, atomheartbevo said:

Folks/studio behind Jack Ryan are doing this, so should be solid.

if jack ryan were on CBS they'd have just called it CIA. 

so long as the opening scene of each series is him sitting in a diner with his coffee and full breakfast, and the last scene of each series is him sitting in a diner with his coffee and full breakfast, and the in between consists of violence finding him, him banging the hottest chick around (who is also trying to end the violence) and him killing everyone while LEOs look the other way, i'll be satisfied.

i don't know if the source material is rich enough to make more than a few episodes per.  neither of the movies felt particularly crammed or like they were missing something. 

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Folks/studio behind Jack Ryan are doing this, so should be solid.

As long as it is not a scientologist midget.

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26 minutes ago, Gatorubet said:


As long as it is not a scientologist midget.

Having read the books and watched the movies - initially it was jarring seeing that wack job imp play Reacher. I always envisioned a Dolph Lundgren lookalike as Reacher, but one that could actually act. 

Now that I’m used to the idea of Cruise as Reacher, man that crazy mofo can act. He pulls off the cockiness and wit and irreverence captured in the books so well. I imagine many others could too. It’s just hard to picture who given Cruise has done a fine acting job, and Hollywood ain’t exactly know for its height. 

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13 minutes ago, Dr. Beeper said:

Bernthal is too short. Stevenson, Bale, Hardy, Cavil, Kingslayer, Rollo

wtf?

Bernthal is 5' 11"

Tom Hardy is 5' 9"

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1 hour ago, rage-a-holic said:

wtf?

Bernthal is 5' 11"

Tom Hardy is 5' 9"

Cross him off then. 

Christ bro. He played fucking Bane. 

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55 minutes ago, elfenix said:

cavill has a job

Yeah well some people work multiple jobs. Especially women in south Austin. 

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3 hours ago, Underdog said:

Who?  Never heard of him.  Don't give a fuck about Amazon. 

Cool

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What about David Harbour? He 's 6'3" and was fine as Hellboy. 

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12 hours ago, rage-a-holic said:

wtf?

Bernthal is 5' 11"

Tom Hardy is 5' 9"

 

11 hours ago, Dr. Beeper said:

Cross him off then. 

Christ bro. He played fucking Bane. 

That's when you know you're a good actor.....when people assume you're half a foot taller than you really are.

9 hours ago, Buzzrock said:

Kevin Durand is 6’6” and 45

damn eat a cheesburger dude.

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if jack ryan were on CBS they'd have just called it CIA. 
so long as the opening scene of each series is him sitting in a diner with his coffee and full breakfast, and the last scene of each series is him sitting in a diner with his coffee and full breakfast, and the in between consists of violence finding him, him banging the hottest chick around (who is also trying to end the violence) and him killing everyone while LEOs look the other way, i'll be satisfied.
i don't know if the source material is rich enough to make more than a few episodes per.  neither of the movies felt particularly crammed or like they were missing something. 
Thanks for spoiling each book!

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Killing Floor was one of my favorite reacher books so having the first season based on that is a good start. 

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Reacher is as young as 36 in one of the books, and Pilot Hunk would probably like to become an actor (and may also be tired of back issues and ripped muscles), so thinking outside of the box...

 

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On 1/15/2020 at 11:32 PM, CrownKing said:

His brother could be good. 

Well shit.  I just learned something new.  

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On 1/14/2020 at 11:42 PM, huge said:

Yeah, casting will be key.

I always pictured Rat Stevenson in my head when I was reading the books.

And once again, for people who didn't read the books, he doesn't have to be some tall hulking dude.  Jut a guy who looks like he is a bad ass and can kick ass.  It could be a Jason Statham type guy for all it matters.

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Well the books stress over and over he's 6'5 and jacked.  It's how people picture him. 

We get your point already, so shut the fuck up.

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42 minutes ago, Drew said:

And once again, for people who didn't read the books, he doesn't have to be some tall hulking dude.  Jut a guy who looks like he is a bad ass and can kick ass.  It could be a Jason Statham type guy for all it matters.

How about if you have read the books?

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Don't know.  Can't just cast based on what book readers think of when they read a book.  Expanse and GOT actors and everything would be completely different.

 

I understand the gripes about a 5'2" guy pretending to be a bad ass...but if they cast a 5'9"-5'11" it shouldn't hurt them.

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What about Dave Bautista? If he's developed the acting chops to be a lead, he'd be perfect.

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On 1/20/2020 at 9:47 PM, ChickenSandwich said:

Joel Kinnaman. He’s 6’2 and 40 years old. His robotic acting fits the part. 
 

the killing stephen holder GIF

Ah snap Linden

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9 hours ago, Go Pokes said:

Well shit.  I just learned something new.  

Yeah the more I think of it Pablo Schreiber would be a perfect Jack Reacher. 6’5”, menacing. I’ll call Tom Cruise in the morning and tell him he is out. 

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Height schmeight, physique schymisique, it's the acting.  Forrest Gump's character as written was 6'6" and ~250# but Tom Hanks nicely finessed that discrepancy.

Yeah, it's hard today to separate Tom Cruise off screen with his character but I thought he pulled off his Reacher roles pretty well.  I'm glad he did because I had never heard of the books.  After all the pissing snd moaning about bad casting, I downloaded a random audiobook and was soon hooked.

I'm looking forward to watching the new series for the first faithful rendition of a climactic scene where Reacher has the drop on an evil character, when most fiction writers would insert a line expounding on some moral virtue or other.  Lee Child has Reacher shoot the thug between the eyes.

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I’d be onboard with Joel Kinnaman.

How about Timothy Olyphant?

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Jason Mamoa would be right physically but I don’t know if he has the acting chops.

Antony Starr (Lucas Hood from “Banshee”) would be good. He’s 5’11”.

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Eric Bana.

The Reacher character I think requires some subtlety that many of the bodybuilder types wholly lack.

Same applies to Bernthal.  I'm unsure he's capable of playing a mentally stable character, anyway.

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