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Friday, April 29, 2016

John Krasinski To Star In Jack Ryan Series For Amazon TV

John Krasinski is the next Jack Ryan. The Office alum has closed a deal for the title role in Jack Ryan, the TV series project based on Tom Clancy’s popular CIA hero, which is set at Amazon through Paramount TV.

In a competitive the package, which includes the former Lost duo of co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and writer Graham Roland, Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Skydance Media, landed at Amazon with a series commitment and the intention to go straight-to-series. While there is no official green light yet, the casting of Krasinski, who had been highly sought after by TV casting directors, would likely tip the scales and help net a series order. The project reunites Krasinski with Bay who recently directed him in the 13 Hours feature.

Krasinski, who became a household name with his role as the lovable heartthrob Jim from The Office, has been focused on features after the end of the Emmy-winning NBC series, most recently starring in Bay’s gritty drama 13 Hours. Over the past couple of years, he expanded into feature writing with Promised Land, which he co-penned and co-starred in alongside Matt Damon, and into feature directing with the Sundance entry The Hollars, which he also executive produced and stars in. Additionally, Krasinski is an executive producer on upcoming drama Manchester By The Sea, starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler, which is being released by Amazon. In TV

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