Star Trek 2‘s Chris Pine will be starring in the untitled Jack Ryan reboot set to be released next year.
The main cast has finally been set and the first rebooted Jack Ryan film will be released in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Jack Ryan is a CIA analyst created by author Tom Clancy, and he was last seen in 2002’s The Sum of All Fears. Ryan has been played in the past by Alec Baldwin, Harrison, Ford and Ben Affleck.
Paramount waited until Pine was finished with Star Trek 2 before going ahead with the project. Joining Pine will be Keira Knightley as Ryan’s love interest, Kevin Costner, and Kenneth Branagh as a Russian villain. Branagh will also direct the movie.
According to Branagh, the movie is “an original story that allows us to understand how Jack Ryan develops into a CIA analyst, before joining, and perhaps even joining, the CIA. It’s a very contemporary action thriller set in the here and now.”
This film is expected to be the first part of a trilogy.