Kevin Costner Joins the ‘Untitled Jack Ryan Project’ and ‘Without Remorse’

The actor will play William Harper, who mentors both Jack Ryan and John Clark in these separate adaptations of the Tom Clancy novels.

Kevin Costner signs on for the Untitled Jack Ryan Project and Without Remorse
Kevin Costner signs on for the Untitled Jack Ryan Project and Without Remorse
Earlier this month, we reported that Kevin Costner was circling a role in Paramount's Untitled Jack Ryan Project, as a mentor to Chris Pine's title character. Today, we have word that the actor is in negotiations to play the same character in the Jack Ryan movie and another Tom Clancy adaptation, Without Remorse.

The actor will play William Harper, a loyal patriot who recruits and mentors both Jack Ryan and John Kelly, who becomes CIA operative John Clark in Without Remorse. Paramount is backing both projects, which each have the potential to launch their own franchises.

Kenneth Branagh is directing the Untitled Jack Ryan Project and playing the villain, with Keira Knightley in talks to portray the female lead, Jack Ryan's wife. David Koepp rewrote the original script by Adam Cozad. Production is slated to begin next month.

Without Remorse isn't quite as far along as the Jack Ryan movie. We reported earlier this month that Christopher McQuarrie is reworking the script. It is possible that he may direct also, although that has not been confirmed.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit was released January 17th, 2014 and stars Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Alec Utgoff, Peter Andersson, Elena Velikanova. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Without Remorse is in development and stars Kevin Costner.

Sources: Deadline
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Comments (6)

  1. ejk1

    Didn't he do this before? Sign on for two films, only to drop one? How about one at a time Costner?

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag


    Such an under rated actor!!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  3. Rufio

    i know i'm in minority but i thought ben affleck was awesome in sum of all fears and thought that movie got a bad rap. i'm afraid pine will play this just like he did kirk (which works for that role) and this means war (which was bland in that role). as for costner... i like him and think he could do good, so we'll see.

    3 years agoby @rufioFlag

  4. Dan

    Great cast so far.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. artkid04

    i'm getting a strong interest in the Jack Ryan project, Kenneth directs and stars alongside Chris Pine, Keria Knightly, and now kevin costner, so going to see it

    3 years agoby @artkid04Flag

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