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Chris Pine, Paramount's starship captain and CIA analyst?
Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Word breaks via Variety that Chris Pine, the man who is the new face of Capt. James T. Kirk, is now in talks to possibly play the new face of Jack Ryan. That's right ladies and gentlemen: Paramount Pictures may have the son of the actor that played the chief in CHiPs locked in to two of the studio's action franchises.
The fourth Jack Ryan film isn't based on a novel by his creator Tom Clancy; instead, it's an original idea scripted by writer Hossein Amini. Mace Neufeld remains onboard as a producer, a role that he's played since the original Jack Ryan movie, 1990's The Hunt For Red October. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is the new producer helping Paramount try and get this third reboot of the film franchise off the ground.
Pine's agent is also negotiating with Paramount to star in a crime drama called The Art of Making Money. If the 29-year-old actor does take on the Jack Ryan role the question becomes which movie will he make first, the Jack Ryan one or the Star Trek sequel? My guess would be on him playing Ryan next as there's no Trek script locked and ready to go for most likely the better part of a year.