"I have nothing to lose," Tom Cruise says.
He's not talking about his pending divorce from Katie Holmes, his wife of more than five years. Instead, the "Mission: Impossible" star utters that phrase — along with "I am not a hero" — in the trailer released Tuesday for "Jack Reacher," Cruise's next film.
The Paramount Pictures action movie, due in theaters Dec. 21, is adapted from Lee Child's novel "One Shot" and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of"The Usual Suspects."
Cruise plays a retired military investgator in a plot involving a military sniper. The film costars Rosamund Pike and Robert Duvall. Paramount is hopeful the character could become part of a franchise.