It’s official. Star Trek hunk Chris Pine will be stepping into the role of CIA analyst Jack Ryan- a character Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck have all helped bring to the big screen.
“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,” Paramount Film Group president Adam Goodman said on Tuesday.
The role, which is based on the Tom Clancy novels, was first filled by Baldwin in 1990’s Hunt for Red October before Ford took over the role in 1992 and 1994 in the memorable blockbusters Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. Affleck did his turn as Ryan in 2002’s The Sum of All Fears.
The script is still in production and no word on whether or not Pine will shoot the Star Trek sequel before becoming the CIA agent.