Chris Pine is in talks with Paramount Pictures for the role of CIA analyst Jack Ryan.
Although talks have just begun, Pine is expected to join The Art of Making Money as Ryan when it begins filming next year.
Jack Ryan is a character taken from a dozen Tom Clancy novels written between 1984 and 2003. The character has been played in the past by Alec Baldwin (The Hunt for Red October,) Harrison Ford (Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger,) and Ben Affleck (The Sum of All Fears.)
The Art of Making Money will be directed by D.J. Caruso and based on an original concept. Hossein Amini (Wings of the Dove) is writing the draft script.
“Tom Clancy created an unforgettable character with Jack Ryan,” said Paramount President Adam Goodman. “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.”
Pine will also be seen in Unstoppable, where he will join Denzel Washington in the Tony Scott-directed film, due out next November.