A few days ago, it was revealed that Keira Knightley was high on the shortlist for the female lead in Paramount’s planned Jack Ryan reboot, which has Chris Pine attached for the lead and Kenneth Branagh directing. Now Keira’s been chosen after Branagh auditioned several actresses and has gone into negotiations for the part.
Pine will play Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, an ex-Marine who now works as a financial analyst in Moscow, in a tale that takes the character back to his early days, before he joined the CIA. When he discovers his employer’s plan to finance a terrorist attack on the American economic system, Jack Ryan races to save the country and his future wife (Keira Knightley). Director Kenneth Branagh is also starring as the villain.
David Koepp wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay, from an original draft by Adam Cozad. Production is slated to begin next month. (Source: THR)