Posted on 08/28/2018 at 11:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Ask and ye shall receive (sometimes).

Fans wrote to author Lee Child to complain about the casting of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher in two movies, and the author took their feedback into consideration, The Guardian reports.

Child said he received tens of thousands of letters criticizing the casting choice of Cruise, who’s well under six feet tall, as Reacher, described as six foot five.

Why does this matter? Because Child is adapting several more books for TV, with hopes of signing a deal by November, according to The Guardian.

The fan letters are part of the massive collection of papers that Child is donating to the British Archive for Contemporary Writing at the University of East Anglia.

You can read more about his donation and his thoughts on screen adaptation in The Guardian.

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