Keira Knightley in talks to star in role opposite Chris Pine in Jack Ryan

Keira Knightley

Not surprisingly Keira Knightley has won the role of Mrs. Jack Ryan in the upcoming JACK RYAN film opposite Chris Pine, as she is currently in negotiations with the studio. Keira Knightley’s competition was a bit stiff as both Evangeline Lily (‘Lost’ and REAL STEEL) and Felicity Jones (LIKE CRAZY) were up for the role, but honestly it was Keira Knightley’s to turn down as she just has the better blockbuster record. Plus actor turned director Kenneth Branagh could have talked her into coming back into the limelight, but who really knows.

JACK RYAN (as it officially titled) follows our title character (played by Chris Pine) who is fresh out of the Marines and in the world of financial analysis. When Ryan discovers a plot by his Russian employer to disrupt the U.S. economic status, Ryan must take charge to save his country. Alongside Chris Pine and possibly Keira Knightley, JACK RYAN will star James Earl Jones and possibly Kevin Costner who is in negotiations to play Jack Ryan’s mentor. All casting should be firmed up soon since shooting is set to start next month and hopefully JACK RYAN will hit the big screen in December 2013. (THR)

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