Tradecraft: Another Writer Takes A Crack At Jack
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Paramount has tapped Anthony Peckham to have a go at their Jack Ryan reboot starring Chris Pine. Lately the movie has been known as Moscow, but I'm not sure if that's still the case. Adam Cozad and Hossein Amini previously worked on this script, which is not based on a Tom Clancy novel and focuses on the author's hero as a young man before he ever joined the CIA. According to the trade, "the studio hopes to begin shooting this year or early next year and is hiring Peckham to prep the project for take-off." Peckham's previous writing credits include Invictus, The Book of Eli and Sherlock Holmes. Lost's Jack Bender was previously announced as the director. Pine will be the fourth actor to play Jack Ryan after Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. Jack Ryan also returns to bookstores this winter (in his older and more familiar post-Presidential incarnation) in Dead or Alive, Clancy's first novel in years–co-written this time with Grant Blackwood.