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Emmy-winning director-producer Dan Sackheim (The Americans) has boarded Amazon's upcoming series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan as Producing Director and Executive Producer. Sackheim will direct multiple episodes of the series, which hails from the Lost duo of co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and writer Graham Roland, Platinum Dunes, Skydance Media and Paramount TV. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan is a reinvention with a modern sensibility of the famed and lauded Tom Clancy hero, starring John… »
The 10-episode series will see John Krasinski taking on the role of Ryan, who will be portrayed as an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time and “follows Ryan as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.”
In addition to Krasinski, the series stars Abbie Cornish as love interest Cathy Mueller. Dan Sackheim (The Americans) will serve as series producer, while Carlton Cuse, Graham Roland, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross and Mace Neufeld executive produce.
- Gary Collinson
Deadline is reporting that Amazon's upcoming spy drama Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, which has been ordered straight-to-series, has enlisted Academy Award-nominated director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game; Passengers) to helm the series' pilot episode. John Krasinski (The Hollars) will headline the series, which follows Clancy's beloved hero at an early stage in his career when he's an up-and-coming analyst at the CIA, who then finds himself thrust into a deadly field assignment for the very first time. We'll join Ryan as he begins to uncover a secret pattern in terrorist communication that puts him right smack dab in the center of a very real and very dangerous new global threat. Krasinski will be joined by Abbie Cornish (Geostorm) as Ryan's future lady love Cathy Muller, Wendell Pierce (The Odd Couple) as James Greer, Dina Shihabi (Amira & Sam) as Hani, and Ali Suliman (Lone Survivor) as Suleiman. In addition to Tyldum, »
Morten Tyldum, director of The Imitation Game and the recent Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt interstellar romance flick, Passengers, has signed on to direct the first episode of the upcoming straight-to-series-drama Tom Clancy’S Jack Ryan for Amazon. The series will come from Lost duo and co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and writer Graham Roland. The action-drama will star actors John Krasinski as the... Read More »
- Steve Seigh
Morten Tyldum has seen better days. The Oscar-nominated director behind The Imitation Game and Headhunters found himself receiving some of the worst reviews of his career with Passengers, and the box office take for the expensive blockbuster hasn’t looked much better. Some thought it might put the Norweigan filmmaker in director’s jail, in fact, but that doesn’t seem to be the case, as he’s now set to helm the pilot for Amazon’s newest dramatic series, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.
Reinventing the popular literary figure once played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and, most recently, Chris Pine, John Krasinski embodies the titular hero in his first television portrayal. In this iteration, Ryan’s an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into his first dangerous field assignment. Abbie Cornish co-stars as his love interest, Cathy Mueller.
As of now, Tyldum is only set to direct the pilot, »
- Will Ashton
Railroad Tigers is a special breed of cinematic import so rooted in cultural normalities, it’s as if a wall stands between overseas viewers and total immersion. At heart, Jackie Chan’s latest adventure is a dangerous hicks-vs-military underdog mission – but comedic buffoonery distracts and disengages. Clarinets and oboes (or related instruments?) provide a bubbly soundtrack for a damning suicide mission, never to embrace the seriousness of sacrificial heft. Gunshots ring out as characters joke, while Chan’s cutesy martial artistry evokes a less-enthusiastic Drunken Master who fumbles clashing tonalities. I mean, it’s an immediate red flag when you endure more character-card introductions than Suicide Squad – that’s one runaway train you don’t want to imitate.
Chan stars as Ma Yuan, a humble railroad worker who also moonlights as a member of the Flying Tigers gang. Together, with his clan of misfits, Ma Yuan rebels against Japanese invaders. »
- Matt Donato
Oscar-nominated feature director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Passengers) is set to direct the opening episode of Amazon's straight-to-series drama Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, from the Lost duo of co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and writer Graham Roland, Platinum Dunes, Skydance Media and Paramount TV. Starring John Krasinski and Abbie Cornish, Jack Ryan is a reinvention with a modern sensibility of the famed and lauded Tom Clancy hero. It centers on Jack Ryan (Krasinski)… »
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