Earlier in the week we confirmed that the female co-star in Kenneth Branagh’s forthcoming reboot of Tom Clancy’s heroic C.I.A analyst JACK RYAN, was down to three actresses. Now we’re able to confirm that Brit lovely Keira Knightley has beat off competition from fellow talented beauties Evangeline Lilly and Felicity Jones to land the role.
She is set to appear alongside the already confirmed Chris Pine, Kevin Costner and Branagh himself, in what Paramount hopes will be the beginning of new long-running franchise. The character as previously been played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. Shooting is expected to begin late September for a release slated for next summer.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter