So, basically Kenneth Branagh likes to keep himself busy. Last year he helmed Marvel's THOR film, which was easily his biggest directing project to date. Today's news is actually pretty cool.
The Shakespeare-loving actor is not only directing the new Jack Ryan film for Paramount, he's also playing the villain. Thus making him the coolest son of a bitch in film history.
Chris Pine (STAR TREK) will play the famous Tom Clancy hero (previously played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck) but this time Ryan will be a financial analyst living in Moscow, who uncovers a plot by the Russian government to devalue American currency and destroy the U.S. financial system.
Branagh has decided to play Viktor Stazov, the main villain who masterminds the grand scheme to cripple America.
The last time we saw Jack Ryan was in THE SUM OF ALL FEARS (which I still don't think is a terrible movie) and that was all the way back in 2002. I miss him.
What about you? You think Branagh is backing himself into a corner? You ready for a new Jack Ryan flick?
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