Keira Knightley signs on for Jack Ryan reboot
Beats out Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale for role in Chris Pine-starrer reboot.
Following the mantra of rebooting things when they’re too stale to continue, the Jack Ryan series is getting a reboot after Ben Affleck played the character last in ‘The Sum of All Things’. Chris Pine had been attached to the role for a long time and now Kenneth Branagh is directing the film as well as playing the villain. Now, they’ve got a female lead as well.
Actress Keira Knightley has been selected to play the female lead in the reboot that was previously called Moscow but doesn’t have a title yet. THR says that she beat out quite a lot of heavyweights for the role – Lost‘s Evangeline Lilly, Felicity Jones. Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale were all in the running. The film will be about a younger Jack Ryan working as a financial analyst in Moscow when he realises a larger conspiracy against the US and is forced on the run to save his country. Sounds interesting and works as a prequel if they do it right.