There’s a Jack Reacher Sequel in the Works

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Actor Tom Cruise attends the "Jack Reacher" premiere at the Callao cinema on December 13, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

If watching Tom Cruise embody Jack Reacher is indeed a pain, it seems set on being a lingering one. The Hollywood Reporter wrote Monday that the diminutive actor plans to return for a sequel to the 2012 thriller. This time around, the inspiration will come from Lee Child’s latest novel Never Go Back about the six-foot-five ex-military police officer. The eighteenth installment sees Reacher going “cross-country run after facing trumped-up charges, a woman claiming he fathered her child and a female commanding officer.” Let’s hope Cruise and whatever writer and director they choose are up to the task.