Actor Tom Cruise, 54, will be visiting Japan for the 22nd time in November to attend the premiere of his new action film “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.” Cruise, who was last here in the summer of 2015 for the fifth “Mission: Impossible” film, will be joined by director Edward Zwick.
Cruise is enormously popular in Japan, particularly because of his interaction with fans.
In his new film, a sequel to the 2012 film “Jack Reacher,” Cruise reprises his role as the title character, a lone wolf former elite military secret agent on a quest to uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy.
The movie will be released in Japan on Nov 11.
Here you have scans of Empire magazine October issue with new pics from ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ and Tom talking about the movie.
The title of the movie is “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.” But actor Tom Cruise and other key cast and crew from the New Orleans-shot action sequel are, indeed, coming back to the Crescent City.
Cruise will be among the attendees of a press junket and red-carpet fan screening of director Ed Zwick’s film scheduled for Oct. 16 and 17 in New Orleans. Others expected in attendance include “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” co-stars Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh and Aldis Hodge; as well as Zwick and novelist Lee Child, the creator of the Jack Reacher character.
The fan screening is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 16) at the AMC Elmwood Palace, with red carpet arrivals beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets to the screening and red carpet experience for fans will be distributed online later this week. Stay with NOLA.com for details on how to get them once they are announced.
According to a Paramount Pictures spokeswoman, the screening and junket — which will bring dozens of domestic journalists to town for cast interviews — are being held in New Orleans as a way to give thanks to the people of the city, where much of the film was shot in fall 2015.
Set four years after the events of 2012’s “Jack Reacher,” Zwick’s film stars Cruise as the title character, a highly trained former military operative who roams the country taking odd jobs — and often getting entangled in dangerous happenings in the process. In “Never Go Back,” he sets out to clear his name when he is accused of a 16-year-old murder.
Tom Cruise is back and better than ever in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and ET has a look at what fans can expect from the upcoming thriller.
“Reacher is a badass, tough character,” Cruise says in a behind-the-scenes clip. “The character has a very swift and violent approach. Even if you’re knocked out, he’s going to break your leg, because he doesn’t want you coming after him”
The action star returns as the drifter with a military past in the second installment of the Jack Reacher franchise, opening Oct. 21. The sequel has Reacher helping the woman who took over the elite unit he once commanded, played by Cobie Smulders.
The film definitely required a lot more physical training for Smulders than her role as Robin on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
“It was a huge education in that world of being fit, staying fit,” Smulders says. “You had to get to a certain fitness level. We were [training] six weeks before we even started rolling cameras.”