Branagh Chats About His Villain & Directing ‘Fast-Paced’ Jack Ryan

We just found out a few days ago that actor/filmmaker/Shakespearean Kenneth Branagh was not only directing Paramount’s new still-untitled Jack Ryan movie, but would also be starring as the “villain” – a financial “wiz” who helps the Russian government destroy the U.S. economy. Despite that rather boring (meaning: not-action-heavy) plot, Branagh recently revealed in an interview with Collider that the film would actually be a “very fast-paced, very contemporary, very action-driven thriller.” Chris Pine is set to star as Jack Ryan, and apparently they’re preparing to start shooting in September for months. Read on! Branagh, who last directed Marvel’s Thor and appeared in My Week with Marilyn, spoke with Collider at Comic-Con mainly about his TV series “Wallander”, but also went on to reveal a lot in a lengthy discussion on Jack Ryan, apparently perfectly in time following the reveal that he’ll be the villain. “Variety is very, very good,” he …

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