Worst casting of action heroes

Morgan Freeman as Alex Cross and Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher (Handouts)

Morgan Freeman as Alex Cross and Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher (Handouts)

Bruce Kirkland, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:31 PM ET

Jack Reacher fans are angry over the casting of the character in the new movie, which is also called Jack Reacher.

I know because I have heard from them since trashing the filmmakers for casting Tom Cruise as the hard-boiled, rogue crime investigator from Lee Child's 17 novels. No one who loves the books thinks that the diminutive Cruise should have been chosen to play a man who is a six-foot-five giant with the sculpted body of a Greek god.

So that got us thinking: Who else has been wrongly cast as an action hero?

Morgan Freeman and Tyler Perry as Alex Cross: Author James Patterson's Alex Cross character is a crime investigator and trained psychologist based in a ghetto neighbourhood in Washington, D.C. He is known for his deep emotions, integrity and empathy.

 


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