First Look at Kenneth Branagh as Jack Ryan's Evil Boss

Here's our first look at Kenneth Branagh as the evil villain in the Jack Ryan thriller he's also directing. As you can see in the photo he's on his cell phone talking about how he's going to take over the world. Actually, he's going to throw a wrench in the U.S. economy, because it's not like the economy already has issues.

The story centers on ex-Marine and Moscow-based financial analyst Jack Ryan (Chris Pine), who finds out his boss is financing a terrorist attack designed to collapse the U.S. economy. Ryan must race against time to save America and his wife Keira Knightley, who at some point gets pulled into the madness. Kevin Costner is playing a mentor to Ryan who is going to convince him to join the CIA. 

This movie is a prequel to the book series written by Tom Clancy. Not sure how much action there's going to be in this movie, so hopefully the story is interesting and solid. The movie hits theaters on Christmas Day 2013.

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