Keira Knightley Joins Chris Pine in 'Jack Ryan'

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley has beaten out Evangeline Lilly and Felicity Jones for the role of Jack Ryan's wife, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Once the deal close, she'll join Chris Pine and Kenneth Branagh, who will also direct the movie, in Paramount's reboot of Tom Clancy's character.

Titled Jack Ryan, the movie is not based on any of Clancy's novels, but is an original story created to tell how the title character, to be played by Chris Pine, came into the fold of the CIA. In other words, it's a prequel to all the movies that came before.

In the new movie, Ryan, a recently discharged ex-Marine, works as a consultant for Russian billionaire (Branagh), who is planning to plunge the United States into financial chaos through terrorist acts. During the course of his work, Ryan discovers his employer's nefarious plot and is framed for it.

David Koepp wrote the latest draft of the script.

Lost's Jack Bender was originally attached to direct the movie before constant delays caused him to exit. He was replaced by Branagh who cast himself in the role of the Russian billionaire and as the film's main villain.

Kevin Costner is reported to have been offered the co-lead in the movie. If he accepts, he will play Ryan's mentor and will show him the ropes, according the Deadline.

Binh Ngo's Latest Blog Entries:

Legendary has revealed over the weekend at Comic-Con that the studio is working on a King Kong movie titled Skull Island, which is the home to the giant...
Many years in the making, Mad Max: Fury Road sure took the scenic route on its way to the big screen, but it will be worth the wait if the movie is as good as...
This teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 made its debut at Comic-Con over the weekend, but those who couldn't attend can check it out below. In...
Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito have been added to the cast of Disney's live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, the studio has announced Monday....
This week on The Download, we talk about the newly released Fifty Shades of Grey trailer, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 delay, and Warner Bros. planning 7 movies...

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Photo Gallery

More Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit News

Comments