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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
The Television Critics Association can always be relied upon to deliver interesting snippets of information about small-screen projects, both old and new. With the 2016 panels currently underway, the press had the chance to quiz producer Carlton Cuse about the upcoming Jack Ryan series he is developing for Amazon.
The casting of John Krasinski (The Office) in the titular role has already been announced, but beyond that, little is known about the plan to move this familiar character – largely known for cinematic outings – to television. Cuse was quick to explain that the idea began as an adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel, Clear And Present Danger.
“We started working on an adaptation on Clear And Present Danger and then decided it just felt dated. It really led to this revelation that the thing that defined Tom Clancy was that his thrillers were very much geopolitical thrillers of the moment. They really »
- Sarah Myles
Carlton Cuse was on a Television Critics Association panel for his FX series The Strain and we had an interview with Cuse and The Strain author and executive producer Chuck Hogan. During the interview, we asked Cuse about his Jack Ryan TV series for Amazon, which would star John Krasinski as the CIA analyst of […]
The post Exclusive: Amazon’s ‘Jack Ryan’ TV Series Began as Another ‘Clear and Present Danger’ Adaptation [TCA 2016] appeared first on /Film. »
- Fred Topel
Actor Willem Dafoe is a two-time Academy Award nominee, with a remarkable resume. He is known for striking a very clear balance between big budget projects and independent movies – with roles in a diverse range of films, including Platoon, The Last Temptation Of Christ, Clear And Present Danger, The English Patient, Speed 2: Cruise Control, and Antichrist. Currently, however, it is his role as the Atlantean Nuidis Vulko in Justice League that is attracting the most attention.
All eyes were upon him recently as he attended the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival to receive the Crystal Globe Award for contributions to world cinema. The event called for a press conference, and The Playlist was on hand for the actor’s comments on many aspects of his career – including Justice League, which is currently in production.
“I don’t want to talk about that. I’ve got so many movies to talk about. »
- Sarah Myles
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… »
Next month, Netflix will have some really fantastic movies available for streaming - including the Best Picture-winning Spotlight and the original Jurassic Park trilogy . but whenever new titles become available, that means it.s also time for certain contracts to expire. As a result, there are some great films that will be leaving Netflix in June, but the good news is that there is still time to watch a bunch of them. With the end of May fast approaching, we.ve plucked out 10 awesome movies that will be departing the Netflix streaming service next month, and recommend checking them out in the next few days. Read on to see what titles are standing on the knife.s edge! Clear and Present Danger Harrison Ford has played a number of iconic roles in his career . and while Indiana Jones and Han Solo are the first two parts that jump to mind, »
No big plans for Memorial Day? Then get busy watching these Netflix titles before they vanish in June. Among the great films leaving Netflix streaming are Disney '90s classics "Mulan," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Hercules" (don't worry, you'll see more from Disney on Netflix Very Soon).
Here's the complete list of titles leaving Netflix in June 2016. As always, all titles and dates are subject to change.
Leaving June 1
"A Wrinkle in Time" (2003)
"About a Boy" (2002)
"Bridget Jones's Diary" (2001)
"The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury" (2004)
"Clear and Present Danger" (1994)
"Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 5: Wind in the Willows
- Sharon Knolle
Hopefully you got a chance to watch the movies that left Netflix in May, because now there's a whole new crop leaving the streaming service. Great movies like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Bridget Jones's Diary are disappearing, along with several TV seasons. Don't be the one who logs onto your account next month all ready to finally watch Wayne's World and find that it's gone! Take a look, and make sure you catch all the new movies hitting Netflix in June, as well. Expiring June 1 A Wrinkle in Time About a Boy Bounce Bridget Jones's Diary The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury Clear and Present Danger Click Darkman Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 5: Wind in the Willows Dude, Where's My Car? Duplex Elias: Rescue Team Adventures, season one The Faculty Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog Ghost Groundhog Day Hamlet Hercules In the Bedroom Jersey »
- Maggie Pehanick
Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but the movie business operates on its own calendar. The foreign release of “Captain America: Civil War” this weekend and its domestic debut in five days kicks off Hollywood’s busiest season and signals that it’s popcorn movie time again.
The next four months will bring sequels aplenty, costumed vigilantes, and the destruction of several major cities. If movie studios have gamed out their major releases correctly, then they stand to profit handsomely from new Avengers, X-Men, Ghostbusters, and Star Trek installments. If not, they could be left holding a “R.I.P.D.”
Here are five burning questions that audiences will help answer at the multiplexes this summer.
1.) Does star power still matter?
- Brent Lang
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
Rick goes off the fantasy deep-end in this week's left-field Aladdin-themed episode of Castle...
This review contains spoilers.
8.17 Death Wish
If last week’s episode, Heartbreaker, was an excellent example of one of my favorite types of Castle episodes, then this week’s Death Wish, is one of my least favorite. And that’s because it invalidates an important part of who Rick Castle is.
Sometimes, it’s hard to tell where Nathan Fillion ends and Rick Castle begins. And that’s been entirely intentional. The role of Castle was designed, let’s face it, to take the larger-than-geek-life charisma of Fillion and deliver it to a more mainstream audience without diminishing what we geeks love about Nathan.
Whether you’ve seen him on a stage at a panel, giving an interview, or had an autograph or photograph session with Fillion, you’re likely to report the »
Howard was an Emmy and Tony winner who was highly regarded by those in the entertainment community, winning election to become president of the national chapter of the Screen Actors Guild in 2009. In his post, he advocated for a merger with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, a move that he said would strengthen workers' rights in the industry; after he won reelection in 2011, the popular proposal was approved in 2012. Howard went on to win two more consecutive terms at the helm of the joint union, with his most recent election occurring in 2015.
But aside from his advocacy on behalf of SAG members, Howard was more known to national and worldwide audiences thanks to a range of eclectic acting roles throughout his career. He rose to stardom on the »
- Katie Roberts
Emmy and Tony winner Ken Howard, the tall, barrel-chested actor known for starring in CBS’ late ’70s sports drama “The White Shadow,” NBC drama “Crossing Jordan” and, more recently, for his appearances on “30 Rock” as well as for his presidency of SAG-aftra, died Wednesday. He was 71.
SAG-aftra announced that he died at his home near Los Angeles. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.
“Ken was a remarkable leader and his powerful vision for this union was a source of inspiration for all of us,” SAG-aftra acting president Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement. “Ken was an inspirational leader and it is an incredible loss for SAG-aftra, for his family and for everyone who knew him. He was a light that never dimmed and was completely devoted to the membership. He led us through tumultuous times and set our union on a steady course of excellence. We will be forever in his debt. »
- Carmel Dagan
Emmy and Tony winner Ken Howard, the tall, barrel-chested actor known for starring in CBS’ late ’70s sports drama “The White Shadow,” NBC drama “Crossing Jordan” and, more recently, for his appearances on “30 Rock” as well as for his presidency of SAG-AFTRA, died Wednesday. He was 71.
SAG-AFTRA announced that he died at his home near Los Angeles. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.
“Ken was a remarkable leader and his powerful vision for this union was a source of inspiration for all of us,” SAG-aftra acting president Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement “He was an exceptional person and we are deeply saddened by his passing. He had a remarkable career and he never forgot what it was like to be a working performer. The merger of SAG and AFTRA was something of a ‘North Star’ for him and, once he fixed upon it, he never wavered from that goal. »
- Carmel Dagan
Make it a double for How to Get Away With Murder‘s Annalise Keating.
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The protagonist of the third and most twisted hour of ABC’s #Tgit programming bloc was chug-a-lugging a bottle of The Clear and Present Danger* this week like a five-year-old getting the rare cup of soda at a bowling-alley birthday party. (*C’mon, that’s a hot nickname for a glass of Absolut/Grey Goose/Ketel One/Your Personal Russian Poison).
But by the end of the hour, we understood »
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