Chris Pine, for fans of the Jack Ryan character created by Tom Clancy, is actually a fantastic choice to play the uber-intelligent spy. We adore Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck and Alec Baldwin for that matter, but for those of us who cherish Clancy’s work with the spy, Pine is much more who we pictured in our minds.
Paramount has released a new featurette that introduces Pine as Ryan and features not only scenes that give us a feel for his portrayal, but some words from the actor himself.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit works as an origins story of sorts, showing the world how Jack Ryan became Jack Ryan. It lands in theaters January 17 and also stars Keira Knightley as his wife, Kevin Costner as his CIA mentor and Kenneth Branagh, who also directed.
And check out the new Chris Pine character poster below! The tagline says it all: Recruit, agent… target!