Paramount Pictures has released the first image of Chris Pine as a young Jack Ryan in director Kenneth Branagh’s Jack Ryan. This film is a reboot of the famous Tom Clancy characters that’s already been played by 3 different actors. The first was Alec Baldwin (The Hunt for Red October), then Harrison Ford (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger), and finally Ben Affleck (The Sum of All Fears).
The prequel finds ex-Marine Jack Ryan working as a Moscow-based financial analyst who uncovers a plot by his employer to finance a terrorist attack designed to collapse the U.S. economy. Branagh also plays the film’s villain, with Keira Knightley as the alien lead; and Kevin Costner recently signed on to play a CIA liason.
Jack Ryan opens on Christmas Day, 2013.