Kevin Costner Eyes Jack Ryan: Would Play Ryan's Mentor

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Kevin Costner is in negotiations to join the new film Jack Ryan, alongside Chris Pine as the title hero. The Bull Durham actor will play Ryan's CIA mentor.

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Jack Ryan, directed by Kenneth Branagh, reboots the Tom Clancy-based franchise about the character, which included The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears.

In addition to Jack Ryan, Costner is in talks to star in Three Days to Kill. The film follows an assassin who takes one last job after finding out he's dying. He can also be seen in the upcoming Superman movie Man of Steel, where he plays Jonathan Kent, adoptive father of Clark.

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Though Costner made his film debut at age 19, real success came for Costner in 1987 when he starred as Elliot Ness in The Untouchables in 1987.  Since then, Costner has been an A-list actor and has starred in No Way Out, Field of Dreams, Dances with Wolves, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, JFK, The Bodyguard, and A Perfect World.

Of course, no bio of Kevin Costner would be complete without mentioning his failures in the late 90s epics, Waterworld and The Postman.

Kevin Coster recently had a revitlized career with his roles in Thirteen Days, Open Rang, The Guardian, and Mr. Brooks.

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