I actually heard this a couple of weeks ago, but mentally blocked it.
I've been reading the Reacher books since 2002. They're great. They're basically a pot-boiler thriller but it's Reacher that makes it better. If he were just a plain cop or whatnot I wouldn't read them anymore, but when he does his typical Reacher kind of things it makes the books better.
I mean for those who don't know, he's a drifter since he left the army and doesn't carry anything except his folding toothbrush. He buys new clothes at outlet stores every few days and drinks coffee by the gallon and as he drifts onto a town he'll get himself in some sort of trouble with whoever is the bad guy in the town (corrupt sheriff or landowners...kind of like the bad guys you'd see in an A-Team or Knight Rider episode) he's smart enough but also solves problems with his fists a lot.
The silly thing about casting Tom Cruise is that he of course basically offends all the readers because he doesn't look anything like Reacher (who..the way he's described , would more likely be about 280lbs) but also it's not like it's the 90s anymore....you don't need to get Tom Cruise in a role just because you can. Many people would prefer some other actor instead of Tom Cruise for most anything, not just those that read the novels.