JACK RYAN Moscow Set Photos Featuring Chris Pine & Kenneth Branagh

The upcoming film based on the characters created by popular novelist Tom Clancy is directed by Kenneth Branagh, who will also play its villain, and is scheduled for theatrical release in December 2013.

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Starring Chris Pine (Star Trek) in the title role, Jack Ryan follows former Marine turned financial analyst Ryan who while living in Moscow uncovers a terrorist plot to devalue American currency and thus destroy the U.S. economy masterminded by Viktor Stazov, a financial wiz in league with the Russian government. Kenneth Branagh, director of Marvel's Thor and recent star of My Week With Marilyn, will direct Jack Ryan as well as play it's villain. Keira Knightley will play Jack's wife Cathy. James Earl Jones is said to have a cameo in the film, reprising his role as Admiral Greer. Kevin Costner has signed on for the role of CIA Agent William Harper, the man who recruits and mentors Ryan as well as John Clark -- the main character in director Christopher McQuarrie's upcoming film Without Remorse.

  • JACK RYAN Moscow Set Photos Featuring Chris Pine & Kenneth Branagh
  • JACK RYAN Moscow Set Photos Featuring Chris Pine & Kenneth Branagh
  • JACK RYAN Moscow Set Photos Featuring Chris Pine & Kenneth Branagh
  • JACK RYAN Moscow Set Photos Featuring Chris Pine & Kenneth Branagh

Jack Ryan is the latest film to feature author Tom Clancy's popular character who was previously played by Alec Baldwin in The Hunt for Red October, Harrison Ford in Clear and Present Danger and Patriot Games and Ben Affleck in The Sum of All Fears. Unlike previous films, Paramount will use Agent Harper to tie the Jack Ryan and John Clark franchises together similar to how Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury links Marvel Studios' films pre-Avengers. Chris Pine's This Means War co-star Tom Hardy is being pursued for the role of Clark.

Paramount Pictures will release Jack Ryan in theaters on December 25th, 2013.