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October 16, 2009

Twenty-nine-year-old Chris Pine has some big shoes to fill. Not only did he take over William Shatner’s portrayal of Captain Kirk in the latest Star Trek installment, but he’s also signed up to portray Jack Ryan — the role made famous by Harrison Ford.

Jack Ryan is a character involved in the CIA (and who ultimately becomes US President) dreamed up by writer Tom Clancy for a series of noteworthy books and films. Alec Baldwin played him in The Hunt for Red October, while Ford took over for Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. Eight years later, Ben Affleck took the role in The Sum of All Fears.

According to People, the president of Paramount issued the following statement: “Tom Clancy created an unforgettable character with Jack Ryan. With Chris in this role, we’ve taken our first step in creating a re-boot that lives up to the successful lineage of the franchise.”

Congrats to Chris!


AN: I think this sounds like a great role for Chris, and I personally believe he will make Jack Ryan his own. I can’t wait for more information to be released.

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1 Comment to "Paramount confirms rumored ‘Jack Ryan’ role"
  1. Amber says:

    When I first saw this I thought he was going to play Jack Ryan in Bioshock! That would’ve been pretty awesome! (even though we never see Jack’s face in the game)