Alan Ritchson has been tapped to play the lead in Amazon’s upcoming adaptation of Lee Child’s “Jack Reacher” book series. The strapping 6’2″ actor fits the build of Reacher a bit more than Tom Cruise, who portrayed the character in the 2012 Jack Reacher film and its sequel, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.
Ritchson is currently starring in the DC Universe series Titans as Hank Hall/Hawk. He also portrayed Aquaman on the WB series Smallville and starred in the Spike TV series Blue Mountain State. On the big screen, Ritchson starred in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and its sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (we caught up with Ritchson on the set of Out of the Shadows back in 2015).
Jack Reacher will be produced by Amazon Studios, Skydance Television and Paramount Television Studios, and will be executive produced by Nick Santora, who will act as writer and showrunner.