Hot Clip: ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’

By | Saturday January 4, 2014 @ 6:05pm PST

Paramount’s action franchise reboot stars Chris Pine as Tom Clancy hero Jack Ryan, who goes from analyst to CIA operative as he investigates a Russian businessman’s (Kenneth Branagh, who also directs) terrorist plot to take down the global economy. Here’s a newly released and mildly spoilery … Read More »

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UPDATE: Christoph Waltz In Talks For ‘Horrible Bosses’ Sequel

By | Friday October 25, 2013 @ 4:59pm PDT
Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Now it looks like Christoph Waltz will have room in his schedule for Horrible Bosses 2. New Line confirmed today that Waltz is in talks to play Chris Pine‘s father in the awful boss sequel. A deal is expected to close soon.

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Hot Trailer: ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’

By | Tuesday October 15, 2013 @ 1:10pm PDT

On the heels of a domestic trailer released by Paramount earlier this month comes a new international version for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Chris Pine stars in the Kenneth Branagh-directed pic along with Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, Peter Andersson, David Paymer, Colm Feore and Branagh. It’s set for … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’

One day after Tom Clancy’s death, Paramount has released the first trailer for the new film based on his most famous character. Chris Pine takes over as the hero of such Cold War-era novels-turned-films as The Hunt For Red October and Patriot Games and brings him to … Read More »

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Universal And Blumhouse Set ‘Stretch’ As Follow Up To Micro-Hit ‘Purge’; Joe Carnahan Directs

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has signed on to distribute North American and U.K. on Stretch, the Joe Carnahan-directed action comedy from Blumhouse Productions. It will be released March 21, 2014. The film, which stars Patrick Wilson, Ed … Read More »

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Cannes: Tobey Maguire’s Material Pictures Sets Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried, Chiwetel Ejiofor For ‘Z For Zachariah’

Mike Fleming

Material Pictures and Zik Zak Filmworks are pleased to announce Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried, and Chewitel Ejiofor have joined the cast of Z FOR ZACHARIAH. The film will be directed by Craig Zobel (The Great World of Sound, Compliance) from a script penned by Nissar

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Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal Clearing Throats For ‘Into The Woods’ Pic

By | Tuesday May 14, 2013 @ 9:22pm PDT

Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal aren’t exactly renowned for their pipes, but both are in discussions to join Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep … Read More »

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CinemaCon: Paramount Kicks Off ‘Star Trek’, Brad Pitt, Michael Bay At Convention

Pete Hammond

CinemaCon kicked off tonight at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with a presentation from Paramount. In only its  3rd year, what used to be ShoWest is proving to have the magic touch as once again all the major studios plus … Read More »

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Chris Pine & Zoe Saldana To Host Sci-Tech Awards

By | Wednesday January 16, 2013 @ 12:37pm PST

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Actors Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 9, at The Beverly Hills Hotel. They will present nine

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‘Jack Ryan’ Film Based on Tom Clancy Hero Scheduled For Release Dec. 25, 2013

By | Monday August 27, 2012 @ 1:13pm PDT

Related: ‘Jack Ryan’ Finally Set For 4th Quarter 2013; Keira Knightley Cast As Chris Pine’s Love Interest; Prequel Story Starts Trilogy

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Paramount’s ‘Jack Ryan’ Resurrecting Tom Clancy’s Hero Finally Set For 4th Quarter 2013; Keira Knightley Cast As Chris Pine’s Love Interest; Prequel Story Starts Trilogy

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline can now confirm the cast for this long gestating, highly anticipated action thriller that will be the first of an anticipated franchise trilogy. It resurrects the popular Tom Clancy character of CIA analyst Jack Ryan last seen on film in 2002 and now played by Chris Pine in the role already made famous by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck. After various starts and stops, bad luck and good fortune, Deadline also has learned that Jack Ryan finally has come together for a release in the 4th quarter of 2013.

Paramount chose to wait for Pine to complete the second installment of Star Trek in this contemporized original prequel story that picks up Ryan before he joined the CIA. (Paramount long ago locked in Pine after he played Captain Kirk.) His love interest and the female lead is Keira Knightley. Paramount was intensely searching because it’s a high profile role — an older version of the character was played by Anne Archer in the Harrison Ford films — and involves options that would potentially put the actress in three pictures.

As Deadline previously reported, Kevin Costner has an invented but key role as does the film’s director Kenneth Branagh who will play the Russian villain plotting to wreck the U.S. economy. Paramount began talks with the Thor helmer to replace the once-attached Jack Bender. Paramount courted Costner to become a linchpin in not only Jack Ryan but also the spinoff franchise Without Remorse based on Clancy’s 1993 novel. (The studio is now courting The Dark Knight Rises villain Tom Hardy to star, with Christopher McQuarrie rewriting to direct.) The deal that came together envisions Costner potentially headlining his own film as William Harper, a true blue American idealist who recruits and mentors both Ryan and John Kelly from Without Remorse. Kelly later becomes CIA operative Clark.

Paramount like every studio is looking to build tentpoles and has a good opportunity for more than one here by cross-pollinating characters Ryan and Clark like The Avengers successfully keeps doing.

Branagh recently described the movie as “an original story that allows us to understand how Jack Ryan develops into a CIA analyst, before joining, and perhaps even joining, the CIA. It’s a very contemporary action thriller set in the here and now.” its launching point is mentioned in Clancy’s The Hunt For Red October book and film: a terrifying helicopter crash that nearly killed Ryan when he was a 23-year-old Marines platoon leader and the only member to survive.

Paramount Pictures and co-financier Skydance Productions went top shelf to get the franchise relaunch to the starting line and hired David Koepp for 7-figures to redraft the script by Adam Cozad known as Moscow. Cozad was a screenwriter without a screen credit and yet now is in the middle of some of the bigger projects in town. Read More »

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Paramount Lands Kevin Costner To Rev Jack Ryan And ‘Without Remorse’ Pics

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline told you two weeks ago that Paramount was courting Kevin Costner to play a key role opposite Chris Pine in the Kenneth Branagh-directed Jack Ryan film. I’m told that Costner has now accepted and they are working … Read More »

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Jack Ryan: Female Lead Between Keira Knightley, Felicity Jones, Evangeline Lilly

By | Wednesday August 1, 2012 @ 5:39pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Paramount is looking hard for the female lead for its Jack Ryan franchise relaunch that will star Chris Pine in the CIA analyst role made famous by Alec Baldwin, … Read More »

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SDB Partners Settles Lawsuit With Former Client Chris Pine

By | Friday June 8, 2012 @ 10:07am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: Century City boutique agency SDB Partners’ lawsuit against former client Chris Pine over commissions has been settled. I hear the two sides reached an agreement late last week, with the paperwork being filed at … Read More »

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Waterstone Enlists Chris Pine And Pals For Indie Comedy ‘Mantivities’

By | Tuesday May 15, 2012 @ 2:30pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Chris Pine MantivitiesBREAKING: Star Trek‘s Chris Pine has co-written and will star in Mantivities, a comedy that has been set up with Waterstone Entertainment heads Jeff Kalligheri and Stephen Bowen. Pine wrote the script with his buddies Will Greenberg, Drew Howerton, Robert Baker, Ian Gotler and Tony Liebetrau. Michael Patrick Jann is attached to direct. The comedy focuses on a group of friends in their early 30s, all in various stages of permanent adolescence. They get together with the aim of helping one of them grow up. Pine will produce with Sarah Babineau, Jordan Foley and Waterstone’s Kalligheri, Bowen and Steven Garcia.Waterstone Mantivities“I couldn’t be happier to begin the adventure of making Mantivities knowing how much fun we all had writing it,” Pine said. “‘Somehow I get to laugh with my friends and call it work.” Read More »

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Disney/DreamWorks’ ‘Welcome To People’ Gets New Title, Release Date

By | Thursday March 15, 2012 @ 6:59pm PDT

Disney and DreamWorks have set a June 29 release date for People Like Us, the film previously known as Welcome To People. Starring Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks and Michelle Pfeiffer, the dramatic comedy … Read More »

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Chris Pine Sued By Former Agency SDB

By | Tuesday February 14, 2012 @ 11:44am PST

Century City boutique agency SDB Partners has filed suit against former client Chris Pine, whom SDB claims dumped them via email in November despite previous declarations of loyalty and appreciation for their hard work establishing his career. SDB claims Pine … Read More »

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Fox Delays ‘This Means War’ Release

By | Tuesday February 7, 2012 @ 9:50am PST

EXCLUSIVE: Fox is waving the white flag on what is supposed to be a worth-the-price-of-admission movie which in and of itself is a rarity these days. The studio was supposed to open its ‘romantic action comedy’ This Means War on Tuesday … Read More »

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Hot International Trailer: ‘This Means War’

By | Wednesday December 7, 2011 @ 12:29am PST

Chris Pine and Tom Hardy play spies who discover they’re dating the same woman — Reese Witherspoon. The decide to go at each other rather like another 20th Century Fox pairing (we’ll let you guess which one) and “may the best man win.” Occasional hilarity and physical comedy ensue. You … Read More »

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