`Jack Reacher` director bonded with Tom Cruise over vintage cars

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2012, 15:58 PM IST

Los Angeles: Before signing Tom Cruise for his forthcoming movie `Jack Reacher`, director Christopher Mcquarrie says he bonded with the Hollywood star over vintage cars, especially his Cadillac.

The action-packed movie is based on Lee Child`s bestselling novel of the same name, and features Tom in the role of the iconic character of ex-military investigator Jack Reacher.

McQuarrie and Cruise earlier worked together on `Valkyrie` and found they shared a similar cinematic sensibility and passion for films. They also share a similar enthusiasm for classic cars, and so to sign the film and initiate talks, McQuarrie drove up in a vintage car which revved up Cruise.

"I drove up in this old Cadillac that I`ve had since I was a young single guy. My car was in the shop, so it was either my wife`s minivan or this 1964 Cadillac convertible. Tom asked if he could look at the motor and pointed out that there was a wire that needed some work... we chatted all afternoon," McQuarrie said in a statement.

Cruise has fond memories of the meeting too.

"Yeah, he had this great car," Cruise said in a statement, adding: "I had been a fan of his since `Usual Suspects` and we just started talking about cars and films, about cinematography, performance and structure. We just hit it off."

He is also a fan of the director`s working style.

"Chris has such a love of movies and an understanding of structure and editing. You can actually see the film as you`re reading it. His writing is amazing, he writes lines that as an actor you just want to say, you want to be a part of that world," Cruise added.

`Jack Reacher` also features Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, Richard Jenkins And Werner Herzog.