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John Krasinski is officially adding his name to the illustrious list of stars who've portrayed Tom Clancy's iconic character Jack Ryan - and, yea, he's "a little nervous." Krasinski's turn as the CIA agent will headline a new, 10-episode Amazon series. Ryan has previously been brought to the big screen by Harrison Ford in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, Alec Baldwin in The Hunt for Red October, Ben Affleck in The Sum of All Fears and, most recently, Chris Pine in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. "People say there's nothing like your first, so the first time I »
- Jodi Guglielmi and Lindsay Kimble
Country Music Television is aiming to get the blues. Deadline reports Cmt and Paramount Television are developing a Varsity Blues TV show, based on the 1999 film of the same name. The feature starred Dawson's Creek's James Van Der Beek as second string Quarterback, Jonathan Moxon or "Mox."Cmt has ordered a script from original film scribe, W. Peter Iliff. The writer's other work includes Rites of Passage, Under Suspicion, Patriot Games, and Point Break. The movie cast also included Jon Voight, Scott Caan, Richard Lineback, Tiffany C. Love, Amy Smart, and Thomas F. Duffy, as well as the late Paul Walker and Ron Lester.Read More… »
Jack Ryan is back. Again. The character, created by bestselling author Tom Clancy, had his start in “The Hunt for Red October” and then gained popularity in subsequent films such as “Patriot Games.” Now he’s back on Amazon in a new 10 episode series, simply titled “Jack Ryan” and starring John Krasinski. Read More: First […]
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- Charles Dean
John Krasinski has been missing from the small screen after wrapping up The Office in 2013, but that's about to change. The 36-year-old actor has signed on to play author Tom Clancy's iconic CIA character Jack Ryan in a new 10-episode series for Amazon. While no premiere date has been set, Jack Ryan comes from executive producer Michael Bay and the Lost duo of co-showrunner Cartlon Cuse and writer Graham Roland - who will also executive produce. Krasinski first teased the news back in May, captioning a Twitter shot of a stack of Clancy's books "summer reading." Summer reading pic. »
- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves
For those who are unfamiliar with John Krasinski’s full body of work, he might not seem like the perfect fit for the next person in the long line of actors who have taken on Jack Ryan, but for those who can manage to get The Office out of their minds, it isn’t that strange.
Amazon announced today that a 10-episode season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will be coming to Amazon Prime Video, and if we can put anything together from the original shows on various streaming channels, it should be something that has fans showing up in droves.
The battle to win, and keep, subscribers has been heating up over the last few years, and Amazon has managed not only critical success, but has added greatly to the overall pushing of the envelope. »
- Marc Eastman
Yesterday afternoon, the ranks of Oscar voters grew substantially, with some welcome diversity added in for good measure. Yes, the Academy sent out invitations for new membership about 24 hours ago, with 683 names getting the coveted tap on the proverbial shoulder. Again, what made it so interesting to note is that AMPAS seemed to actively seek out women, minorities, and younger artists, hoping to make the demographics of the Academy slightly less centered on older white males. It won’t suddenly change the makeup of the Oscar nominations or upend how the Academy Awards go down next year, but it’s a slow step in the right direction, and that’s worth applauding for sure. As you can see below, in addition to basically all of last year’s Oscar winners, the new members are a diverse slate. Among the names you’ll see in the acting branch now are John Boyega, »
- Joey Magidson
Eric Bross is directing from a script by Tom Cudworth. Producers are School Pictures’ Stephen Israel (“Swimming With Sharks”) and George Voskericyan (“Helicopter Mom”) of American Film Productions. Shooting starts this month in Norfolk, Va.
13 Films has international rights to the project, which was introduced to buyers in Cannes.
“Public Affairs” follows a young campaign aide who sleeps with a presidential candidate’s wife — a mistake that sends him into a downward spiral of corruption and blackmail. He is left fighting not only for his career, but also his life.
- Dave McNary
Deadline is reporting that Thora Birch (Colony) and Johnny Knoxville (Jackass) have joined the cast of Above Suspicion, the new film from director Phillip Noyce (The Giver), who directed Birch in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.
The project, which is based on Joe Sharkey’s non-fiction book of the same name and is scripted by Chris Gerolmo (Mississippi Burning), tells the true story “of a newly married FBI poster-boy assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. There he is drawn into an illicit affair with an impoverished local woman who becomes his star informant. She sees in him her means of escape; instead, it’s a ticket to disaster for both of them. This scandal shook the foundations of the nation’s top law enforcement agency, ending in the first ever conviction of an FBI agent for murder.”
- Gary Collinson
Thora Birch and Johnny Knoxville are set to join Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke in Phillip Noyce's Above Suspicion, a thriller that has been adapted from the book by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey. The film actually reunited Birch with Noyce as he directed her previously as a kid in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. Colleen Camp is producing for Colleen Camp Productions, with Tim Degraye and Mohamed AlRafi producing and financing. Angela Amato-Velez and Amy… »
Jim Halpert is your new Jack Ryan. Deadline is reporting that John Krasinski, former star of NBC's hit comedy The Office, has signed on to portray the latest incarnation of Jack Ryan. This news comes a few months after we originally received word that Paramount TV & Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes were developing a television series based on Tom Clancy's popular CIA hero for Amazon with a series commitment and the Lost duo of Carlton Cuse & Graham Roland attached as co-showrunners. The potential series will be a more contemporary take on Jack Ryan, following him in his prime as a CIA analyst/operative and will only use the novels as source material. The project hasn't officially been greenlit just yet, but the addition of Krasinski certainly bodes well for the show's chances. Krasinski is the latest in a long line of actors to tackle the role of Ryan, following »
The character of Jack Ryan has appeared in five films so far; The Hunt For Red October with Alec Baldwin, Patriot Games and Clear And Present Danger with Harrison Ford, The Sum Of All Fears with Ben Affleck, and finally Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit which had Chris Pine taking on the role. Unfortunately the latest Jack Ryan film squandered its great cast in a sub-par story and it seemed as though the... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Last fall it was announced that Jack Ryan, the Tom Clancy created hero that has seen a steady decline from the heydey of "The Hunt For Red October," "Patriot Games," "Clear And Present Danger," to the the nadir of "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," was going to be revived. We all just told our Dads, moved on, and forgot about it, but indeed, it's still happening. Read More: Review: 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' With Chris Pine, Keira Knightley & Kevin Costner Jim from "The Office" aka John Krasinski has been tapped to play the CIA analyst in "Jack Ryan." It might seem like an odd choice, but Michael Bay is among the series producers, and he cast the actor in his recent "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi," so there you go. Also shepherding the show is "Lost" pair Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland. Rather than focus on Jack Ryan as a newbie, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
John Krasinski is making a return to the small screen, but this job will take him far, far away from Scranton, Pa.
The Office grad has landed the title role in Amazon’s forthcoming Jack Ryan series, based on the novels by Tom Clancy, TVLine has confirmed.
As previously reported, the TV version — co-created by Lost vets Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland — will not be a direct adaptation of Clancy’s books, but will use them as source material for a contemporary take on the character »
The streaming giant handed out a series commitment with the intention to go straight-to-series, but a green light hasn't been given just yet. The casting of Krasinski however will likely push it forward. "Lost" co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and writer Graham Roland are behind the project, along with Platinum Dunes and Skydance Media.
Five films have been made with the character including John McTiernan's cinematic classic "The Hunt for Red October," Phil Noyce's very well-regarded "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger," Phil Alden Robinson's respected "The Sum of All Fears" and Kenneth Branagh's disappointing "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit". Four actors have taken on the role including Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine. »
- Garth Franklin
Many people are wowed by Dean’s celebrity on The Grinder — but we’ll soon meet someone who couldn’t care less: the woman who gave birth to him.
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According to the official character breakdown, Lenore Sanderson-Grant is Dean Sr.’s “adventurous and outspoken” ex-wife who in incredibly unimpressed by her son’s TV-star status. She remarried right after she and Dean Sr. »
The story centers on a Native American-hating soldier, nearing retirement, who is given one last assignment: to escort an Indian chief back to his Montana reservation.
Along the way he comes across a young widow and fights back attacks by Comanche tribes - learning to respect the race he hates.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
About a month ago, Christian Bale exited Michael Mann's brewing "Enzo Ferrari," citing fears that the weight gain needed for the role would endanger the health of the actor, who has definitely wildly bulked and slimmed down for roles in the past. The movie was going to shoot this summer, and leaving left a open slot on his calendar. But he's found a way to fill it. Christian Bale will reteam with his "Out Of The Furnace" director Scott Cooper for "Hostiles." Based on a reimagining of a manuscript by the late screenwriter Donald Stewart ("Missing," "The Hunt For Red October," "Patriot Games," "Clear And Present Danger") the western will follow an Army captain who is tasked with bringing a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their tribal lands. Here's the synopsis: Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army captain, who after stern resistance, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Starz has announced today that Lee Majors (Do You Believe?) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash's father, and Ted Raimi (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spider-Man) will play the role of Ash's childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski, in the Starz Original series Ash Vs. Evil Dead. The series was previously renewed for a second season and will return in 2016. Starz hasn't announced when the show will premiere yet, or when production may begin.
Majors started his television career in The Big Valley, going on to The Men from Shiloh, to Owen Marshall Counselor at Law to The Six Million Dollar Man to The Fall Guy to Tour of Duty to Raven and countless television appearances on many series, specials, award shows and movies. He began his film career with Will Penny alongside Charlton Heston. Majors recently completed filming two movies Almosting It and Do You Believe?. Majors will start filming »
Two groovy new additions have been made to the Season 2 cast of Ash vs Evil Dead, as Starz has announced that Lee Majors will play Brock Williams, the father of Ash, while Ted Raimi—who appeared in the first three Evil Dead movies—will play Chet Kaminski, Ash's best friend from childhood.
Press Release: Beverly Hills, Calif., February 10, 2016 - Starz has announced today that Lee Majors (Do You Believe) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash’s father, and Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) will play the role of Ash’s childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski, in the Starz Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead.” The series was previously renewed for a second season and will return in 2016.
- Derek Anderson
Starz has announced today that Lee Majors (Do You Believe) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash’s father, and Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) will play the role of Ash’s childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski, in the Starz Original series Ash vs Evil Dead. The series was previously renewed for a second season and will return in 2016.
Majors started his television career in “The Big Valley,” going on to “The Men from Shiloh,” to “Owen Marshall Counselor at Law,” to “The Six Million Dollar Man,” to “The Fall Guy,” to “Tour of Duty,” to “Raven” and countless television appearances on many series, specials, award shows and movies. He began his film career with Will Penny and Charlton Heston. Majors recently completed filming two movies Almosting It and Do You Believe. Majors will start filming on two feature films this summer, plus he has a lineup of »
- Kellvin Chavez
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