Kenneth Branagh has signed on to pull double duty on the planned reboot of Jack Ryan, as he’s already signed up to direct the movie and is now in talks to portray the main villain, according to THR.
Kenneth Branagh stepped in to direct the movie in March, after Jack Bender was forced to drop out due to scheduling issues. Now Kenneth Branagh is in negotiations to portray the Russian villain, who hatches a plan to destroy the American economy by making the dollar practically worthless.
Chris Pine is still attached to play Jack Ryan, taking Tom Clancy’s character back to his early days as a former Marine working as a financial analyst in Moscow, who discovers this plot against his home country and does whatever he can to stop it.
Kenneth Branagh is directing from a script that was most recently worked on by David Koepp. It isn’t known when production will begin.