Posted Wednesday 11/14/18 at 10:03PM EST
Jack Reacher may be headed to TV with an actor "more imposing" than Tom Cruise
Lee Child, whose Jack Reacher novels were adapted for two Tom Cruise movies, says he's signed a deal to adapt his novels for the small screen. Child says that Cruise, who starred in 2012's Jack Reacher and 2016's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, won't reprise his role as a nomadic former U.S. Army major and won't star in the potential TV series. Child says he wants the TV Jack Reacher to be more like the imposing, burly character from his books. “Cruise, for all his talent, didn’t have that physicality,” Child tells BBC News. "I really enjoyed working with Cruise. He’s a really, really nice guy. We had a lot of fun. But ultimately the readers are right. The size of Reacher is really, really important and it’s a big component of who he is… So what I’ve decided to do is – there won’t be any more movies with Tom Cruise. Instead we’re going to take it to Netflix or something like that. Long-form streaming television, with a completely new actor.” He adds: “We’re rebooting and starting over and we’re going to try and find the perfect guy.” The proposed Jack Reacher series will be pitched to networks and streaming services.
Doctor Who's New Year's Day special confirmed
Source: BBC America
The Doctor is skipping the traditional Christmas special in favor of a New Year's Day special. “We’re thrilled to be starting the New Year with a bang, as Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor and friends face a terrifying alien threat in an action-packed, hour long special adventure for all the family," said showrunner Chris Chibnall.
Michael Avenatti arrested for alleged domestic violence
Source: The Daily Beast
The Stormy Daniels attorney, who became a cable news fixture earlier this year, was taken into custody after a woman with "visible injuries" filed a criminal complaint. TMZ inititially reported that his "estranged wife" filed the complaint, but she later released a statement denying he hit her. After his release, Avenatti said: "I have never been physically abusive in my life nor was I last night. Any accusations to the contrary are fabricated and meant to do harm to my reputation. I look forward to being fully exonerated.” ALSO: Alyssa Milano disavows Avenatti following his arrest.
Oxygen orders a Dirty John documentary
Dirty John, The Dirty Truth, premiering in January, will serve as a companion to the scripted Bravo series on "Dirty" John Meehan.
This Is Us' young stars aren't eligible for SAG Awards
Source: Page Six
Niles Fitch, Logan Shroyer and Hannah Zeile didn't log enough screen time playing the teenage versions of the adult characters to qualify for the Screen Actors Guild Awards this year.
Narcos: Mexico adds From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series alum Jesse Garcia
Garcia is joining the Netflix drama playing a DEA agent. He'll be a series regular.
Nirvana's legendary MTV Unplugged turns 25: Read the oral history
Source: The Ringer
"The best television episode of the 1990s starred a short, blond man and his band," says Alan Siegel. "On November 18, 1993, at Sony Music Studios in New York City, Nirvana took on MTV Unplugged. That night, the biggest group of the decade staged one of the most hypnotically intimate rock concerts ever captured on film." His oral history details how Bobcat Goldthwait was a surprsingly important part of that night.
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