With production now firmly underway, Paramount Pictures has released the first image of Chris Pine as a young Jack Ryan in director Kenneth Branagh’s aptly named Jack Ryan. The film reboots the famous Tom Clancy character that has previously been portrayed onscreen by Alec Baldwin (The Hunt for Red October), Harrison Ford (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger), and Ben Affleck (The Sum of All Fears). This prequel finds Pine’s 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, Keira Knightley is onboard as the female lead, and Kevin Costner recently signed on to play a CIA liason.
In this first image we see the shocking revelation that, in his younger days, Jack Ryan enjoyed riding motorcycles. Hit the jump to take a look. Jack Ryan opens on Christmas Day, 2013.
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