Tom Cruise stars in action-packed ‘Jack Reacher’ trailer – watch

Cruise stars as a former army cop turned vigilante, but does he have the stature for the role?

The second trailer for new Tom Cruise movie Jack Reacher has been unveiled – scroll down to watch it.

Jack Reacher stars Cruise as the antihero from a popular series of novels by British author Lee Child. Reacher is a former military police officer turned vigilante who wanders the US as a drifter. The film finds him on the hunt for a sniper who has just killed five people in a major US city.

The casting has drawn criticism from some fans of the novels, who feel that Cruise lacks the stature and tough guy image to play Reacher. The character written by Child is said to stand at 6ft 5in tall and have a 50-inch chest.

The first Jack Reacher trailer was released in July (2012) and you can watch it here. The film has been directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Josh Olson. McQuarrie previously worked with Cruise on 2008’s Valkyrie and won an Oscar for his screenplay to 1995’s The Usual Suspects.

Alongside Cruise in the title role, Jack Reacher stars Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo and Werner Herzog. It opens in cinemas on December 21 in the US and December 28 in the UK.