Paramount Pictures has found their leading lady for the Jack Ryan reboot starring Chris Pine. THR Reports that Keira Knightley is in negotiations to star in the film, which is being prepped for a franchise. This will be her first time working with director Kenneth Branagh. The two have starred in a number of British period dramas, but never together.
The script was penned by Adam Cozad and Anthony Peckham, and David Koepp penned the most recent draft.The reboot is set to be a prequel to Tom Clancy‘s Jack Ryan series of books, which produced previous movies starring Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.
Sounds like a good role for Knightley, whom I liked in Never Let Me Go. Do you think Pine will make a good Jack Ryan? Who was your favorite incarnation of the Tom Clancy hero?