JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT (previously known as Jack Ryan: Shadow One) is an upcoming action-thriller film directed by Oscar-nominated actor and filmmaker, Kenneth Branagh (Henry V, Hamlet, Thor), based on the character of Jack Ryan created by the late Tom Clancy. It is the fifth film in the Jack Ryan film series and is also a reboot that departs from the previous installments.
Unlike the previous films in the franchise, it is not an adaptation of a particular Tom Clancy novel but instead an original story/concept drafted by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Hossein Amini (The Wings of the Dove, Drive) featuring the Jack Ryan character, a young covert CIA analyst who uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack. The film’s screenplay is co-written by Adam Cozad and David Koepp (Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man, Jurassic Park).
The film stars Chris Pine (Star Trek) in the title role, becoming the fourth actor to assume the role, following Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck. The cast also including Branagh, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, and David Paymer.
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