I feel it’s my duty to inform the uninformed that Reacher has entered the Amazon Prime Video building, and he’s the real deal this time, though most of you Reacher fans have probably long since been informed, and I’m one of the last to find out. STILL.
It was just today that I learned about Alan Ritchson’s casting as Jack Reacher in the Amazon-Skydance-Paramount (Amazon Prime Video studios, Skydance TV, and Paramount TV studios) Jack Reacher series! And I’m totally stoked about this casting choice.
Ritchson has the same quality as Henry Cavill (my top pick) in that he’s attractive yet easily (reasonably) uglifiable to Reacher standards. I mean, Reacher is described as ugly more often than not, though many women see hotness when they meet him. Such a duality and versatility in physical appearance is important in the casting of Reacher.
The ideal Reacher can be ugly and attractive; unpolished and polished (to military standards); menacing and bemused; charismatic and terrifying; patient and spring-loaded; ruthless and affable; and intimidating, funny, and mysterious all at once. I believe they nailed it with Alan Ritchson. [::APPLAUSE::]
(Not to watch the entire video; just to get a look at the new Reacher!):
Filming will commence in the spring if COVID conditions allow for it, is my understanding!
And that’s all I have to say for tonight, my friends. Until Wednesday!