Keira Knightley, Felicity Jones And Evangeline Lilly In The Running For The Jack Ryan Reboot

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-08-01 22:44:15discussion comments
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For years Chris Pine sat alone as the only cast member attached to the upcoming Jack Ryan reboot. While the actor has been attached to the project since October 2009, it has undergone so many delays that it has never been able to pick up any other stars. That is finally starting to change, however. Last month it was revealed that not only will Kenneth Branagh be directing the movie, but he will be playing the central villain as well, and now there are reports that the search for the film's female lead has been narrowed down to three actresses.

Deadline says that Keira Knightley, Felicity Jones and Evangeline Lilly are all being considered to play a lead in the upcoming action film. Of the group, Knightley is considered the frontrunner, though the other two are very much in the mix. Apparently Total Recall co-stars Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel were both in the running for the part as well, but that seems to no longer be the case. The actress selected for the project will play the role of the future Mrs. Jack Ryan, who was played by Anne Archer in both Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. Whoever ends up signing on the dotted line will be committing to star in three films, meaning they will have to keep space open in their schedules over the next few years.

David Ellison and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are both producing the movie, which doesn't yet have a title or a production start date. The plot will follow Ryan, an ex-marine - as he takes a job in Moscow and works to take down his boss, who turns out to be a terrorist working to destroy the United States economy.
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