Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced today that principal photography has begun on Jack Ryan, from Academy Award®-nominated director Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Pine, Academy Award®-nominated Keira Knightley and Academy Award®-nominated Kevin Costner. Branagh has helmed films such as Thor, Frankenstein and Dead Again. He’s become a very astute director and I have no doubt he’ll do another fine job with this contemporary action thriller. I really am impressed that Branagh, in addition to directing the film, will take on the role of Russian oligarch Viktor Cherevin. Check out the movies I mentioned if you’ve never seen Branagh the actor. Presently he’s on PBS as “Kurt Wallander” in the Wallander series Sunday nights on PBS.
Based on the Jack Ryan character created by bestselling author Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan is set in the present day.