Keira Knightley has landed the female lead opposite Chris Pine in Kenneth Branagh’s yet-to-be titled “Jack Ryan” thriller. Chris Pine takes on  the classic Tom Clancy character, who has previously been played in novel-to-screen adaptations by Alec Baldwin in ‘The Hunt for Red October,’ by Harrison Ford in both ‘Patriot Games’ and ‘Clear and Present Danger,’ and finally by Ben Affleck in ‘The Sum of All Fears.’ The story for this film centers on ex-Marine and Moscow-based financial analyst Jack Ryan (Chris Pine), who uncovers a plot by his employer to finance a terrorist attack designed to collapse the US economy. Ryan must race against time to save America and his wife (Keira Knightley).

The likes of Felicity Jones and Evangeline Lilly were said to be in the running for the role Keira Knightley has secured. Kenneth Branagh will be pulling double-duty as the film’s director and villain, while Kevin Costner is rumoured to be joining the cast. Adam Cozad and Anthony Peckham wrote the screenplay for this Jack Ryan reboot, while David Koepp penned the most recent draft. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing alongside Mace Neufeld and David Barron. David Ellison is executive producing the film, which is scheduled to begin shooting next month. Source: Heat Vision.