Yesterday we brought you the first image of Chris Pine as a young Jack Ryan in Kenneth Branagh’s Jack Ryan. Now, Paramount Pictures has given us the first look at Kevin Costner playing a legendary CIA field agent in the film. Jack Ryan puts Pine in the shoes of 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 not only directs, but stars as the villain with Keira Knightley also onboard as the female lead. Jack Ryan, currently shooting in downtown Manhattan, opens Christmas Day, 2013. Hit the jump to see the first look at Costner.
The first image of Costner in Jack Ryan comes courtesy of Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions and photographer David Lee. We’re happy to share it with you below (click for hi res):