Jack Ryan Director Kenneth Branagh Also Up for Villain Role
Not only is Kenneth Branagh (Thor) directing Paramount Pictures Jack Ryan reboot, but now he's in negotiations with the studio to play the villain as well! It looks like he'll be starring alongside Chris Pine in the action thriller.
In this latest film, Ryan "is an ex-Marine who works as a successful financial analyst in Moscow. He discovers a plot by his employer to finance a terrorist attack designed to collapse the U.S. economy, and must race against time to save America and his wife." According to Variety, Branagh will play the Russian villain, "who with the help of the local government, masterminds a plot to destroy America's economy by making the dollar worthless."
Branagh is both a great director and actor, so I think he'll end up being great in the film. The only movie I haven't liked in the whole Jack Ryan movie series was The Sum of All Fears. Ben Affleck was terrible in that movie. Other than that it's been a solid franchise, and I wouldn't mind seeing more of his adventures brought to the big screen. What do you think about Branagh taking on the role of the villain in the film?