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Jack Ryan is about to reboot himself in Kenneth Branagh’s “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” later this month. Well, next week, actually. It looks like a pretty good time at the movies if you ask me, kinda like James Bond without the accent. Though co-stars Keira Knightly and Branagh are Brits, one’s playing an American and the other is a Russian.
Anyhoo. Check out three featurettes introducing the film’s three major characters, along with three clips from the movie. And just for good measure, we’ve thrown in a handful of new images from the movie. See? Who says we never give you anything good.
The story follows him from 9/11, through his tour of duty in Afghanistan, which scarred him forever, and into his early days in the Financial Intelligence Unit of the modern CIA where he becomes an analyst, under the guardianship of his handler, Harper (Kevin Costner). When Ryan believes he’s uncovered a Russian plot to collapse the United States economy, he goes from being an analyst to becoming a spy and must fight to save his own life and those of countless others, while also trying to protect the thing that’s more important to him than anything, his relationship with his fiancée Cathy (Keira Knightley).
Starring Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh, Gemma Chan, Nonso Anozie, and Colm Feore.
It’s on this January 17, 2014.