Keira Knightley steals lead for Jack Ryan reboot

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Keira Knightley has beaten Evangeline Lilly and Felicity Jones for the lead female role in the reboot of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. The actress will star opposite Chris Pine, the title hero, and Kenneth Branagh, the villain. Branagh is also the director of the film. Knightley told Empire magazine earlier that she doesn’t always prefer to star in blockbuster films. “It comes to a point where you think, ‘What kind of film can I make that will allow me to live a proper life?’” Knightley told the magazine, “And those tentpole movies make it difficult. You can’t complain about the attention you’re getting while still doing the films that invite the most attention. I do actually love blockbusters but that decision has a lot that comes with it that I’m not prepared to go with.” Jack Ryan starts shooting next month. ~Isabelle Khoo

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  1. Karen • August 14, 2012 @ 11:56 AM

    Love the casting. Will look forward to the re-boot.

  2. bubbles • August 14, 2012 @ 12:49 PM

    I’m SO sick of reboots…why can’t they just make original movies anymore.

  3. Ted • August 14, 2012 @ 12:49 PM

    I really don’t know what the big deal is about Keira Knightley. I don’t even think she’s a great actress. There are so many others that would have been better for this part.

  4. C-Dub • August 14, 2012 @ 3:32 PM

    Really and Chris Pine…He should stick with Star Trek. Please don’t get involved with this re-boot.
    I’m sure it could turn out well, but should pick someone else. As for Knightley…meh.

  5. MrLogic • August 15, 2012 @ 1:02 PM

    I don’t know, personally I’d pay to sit in a movie theatre chair thinking about all the ways I’d like to hit that while being pleasantly distracted by the occasional action sequence and cheesy dialogue. And it’s all about putting asses in those seats, isn’t it?

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