Coming soon on 'The Picture Show'... Lee Child on 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back'

The British thriller writer creation has sold millions of copies worldwide, but what he make of Tom Cruise's performance?

Coming soon on 'The Picture Show'... Lee Child on 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back'

Lee Child, far right, poses with the cast of 'Jack Reacher: Never Look Back' at its European premiere in London's Leicester Square [Ian West PA Wire/PA Images]

Lee Child sold the film rights for his first Jack Reacher book, The Killing Floor, on the day the novel was published in 1997. From then, the stories were always optioned but it took fifteen years to bring the nomadic ex-military policeman to the cinema screen.

Is Child happy with the way Reacher was treated by the cinema? How did he react to the casting of Tom Cruise? What Reacher novel would he like to see filmed next? As the second film Never Go Back goes on general release, these and other issues are dealt with by the prolific crime writer in a comprehensive interview on The Picture Show with Philip Molloy at 6pm on Saturday on Newstalk.com – or listen back to the podcasts here.

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