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Tom Cruise visiting Pleasantville for 'Jack Reacher' screening
Tom Cruise will be in Westchester County on Tuesday night for a screening of his new film “Jack Reacher” at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville.
Cruise and the film’s director/screenwriter, Christopher McQuarrie, will attend the special screening and post-show Q&A, moderated by film critic Janet Maslin. The sold-out event at Jacob Burns starts at 7 p.m., but a standby line will form an hour before showtime for those hoping to snag unclaimed tickets (364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville, 914-747-5555, www.burnsfilmcenter.org). If seats should open up, they'll be $40 for nonmembers and $20 for members, with members getting first choice.
"Jack Reacher" is a thriller based on a series of bestselling novels by Lee Child, with the lead character, an ex-military investigator, delving into a case involving a military sniper who shot five random victims.
In the wake of last week’s school shootings in Newtown, Conn., Paramount Pictures postponed the film’s world premiere because of the movie's depiction of gun violence. Originally set to take place Dec. 15 in Pittsburgh, where “Reacher” was filmed, the premiere has been rescheduled for Dec. 19, and there will be no red-carpet event. A Dec. 17 screening of “Reacher” at the Lincoln Center in Manhattan also has been postponed.
Cruise made headlines earlier in 2012 for reportedly house-hunting in Westchester and Rockland counties to be closer to his daughter Suri, who lives in Manhattan with Cruise's ex-wife, Katie Holmes. After his night at Jacob Burns, perhaps the box office star will consider moving to an area populated by fellow A-listers such as Richard Gere, Martha Stewart and Al Pacino.