'Jack Ryan' Begins Production in New York City

Shooting will also take place in London and Moscow for director Kenneth Branagh's action-adventure starring Chris Pine.
Jack Ryan begins principal photography in New York City
Jack Ryan begins principal photography in New York City
Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., and Skydance Productions announced today that principal photography has begun on Jack Ryan, from Academy Award-nominated director Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Pine, Academy Award-nominated Keira Knightley and Academy Award-nominated Kevin Costner. The film is shooting in New York, Moscow and London and is slated for release on December 25, 2013.

Based on the Jack Ryan character created by bestselling author Tom Clancy, the film is a contemporary action thriller set in the present day. The original story, written by David Koepp (Angels & Demons, War of the Worlds), follows a young Jack as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the Transformers franchise, Red) will produce through his Di Bonaventura Pictures banner, along with Mace Neufeld (The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games) and David Barron (the Harry Potter franchise). David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance Productions (Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, True Grit) will executive produce along with Tommy Harper (Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol).

Jack Ryan stars Pine (Star Trek, Rise of the Guardians) as the title character;Knightley (Anna Karenina, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) as his fiancé Cathy Muller; Costner (Hatfields & McCoys, Dances with Wolves) as Ryan's CIA handler Harper; and Peter Andersson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy) as security agent Dmitri Lemkov. Branagh, in addition to directing the film, will take on the role of Russian oligarch Viktor Cherevin.

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.



Sources: Paramount Pictures

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Comments (11)

  1. THE JOKER

    Most things released for this film thus far has been very boring...

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  2. CBF

    @skywise Oh no it wasn't sarcasm, I mean I really do like it. The Hunt for Red October and all the other ones I know are better story but they are also somewhat older. Fears had Freeman and that awesome nuke scene. I will watch the movie just for that. I loved that story. Now Affleck is not the best actor, and I admit I believe he has limited range, but I'll take him in that film. He's not the reason I watch it, so yeah.

    2 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  3. skywise

    @comicbookfan Is that sarcasm? Or did you really like that Ryan film the best?

    I have to admit that when the nuke went off it was pretty awesome.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. CBF

    Though I do think that Chris Pine and Kiera Knightley are going to make a good duo.

    2 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  5. CBF

    @rufio Hell yeah! The Sum of All Fears was my favorite Jack Ryan film. That nuke blast was so crazy when it blew out the window glass.

    2 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  6. Dan

    And God, I mean Morgan Freeman, will never hurt for work. But yeah, good pair up.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  7. Dan

    @rufio No worries, Affleck is kicking ass these days directing :)

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  8. Rufio

    @dan1@comicbookfan agreed on title.
    still bummed they didn't continue with Affleck as Ryan. he was solid and got a bum deal. he and freeman were great in Sum of All Fears!

    2 years agoby @rufioFlag

  9. Dan

    Agreed, hokey ass name, but great cast and good director.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  10. CBF

    Title sucks.

    2 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Wait, they haven't already?

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag