Chris Pine is joining the ranks of such actors as Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Alec Baldwin. All three have played the role of Jack Ryan—a character in the Tom Clancy novels that were made into films.
Alec Baldwin originated the character in 1990's "The Hunt for Red October," Harrison Ford played him in 1992's "Patriot Games" and 1994's "Clear and Present Danger," and Ben Affleck played Ryan in 2002's "The Sum of All Fears."
Chris ill now play the CIA agents in the next chapter of the film franchise. Paramount said in a statement: “Tom Clancy created an unforgettable character with Jack Ryan. With Chris in this role, we’ve taken our first step in creating a re-boot that lives up to the successful lineage of the franchise.”
As you know, Chris became popular after starring in the Star Trek movie this year, which is expected to have multiple sequels. The big question is which movie he’ll tackle first. Star Trek sequel, or Jack Ryan. Stay tuned!