Chris Pine Makes His First Kill in ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ Clip

Chris Pine is the new Jack Ryan in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming action thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, based on the popular Tom Clancy novels. Pine’s Jack Ryan is a CIA analyst who unwittingly discovers a Russian terrorist plot and is sent into the field to continue the investigation. 

Pine, 33, is the fourth actor to take on the titular role of the CIA Operative (following in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck), but this film isn’t based on any one particular Clancy novel like its predecessors. Rather, it’s an original story based on the fictitious character. The film co-stars Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner and Kenneth Branagh with a Russian accent I am not 100% sold on. The film will be released on January 17th. Check out the preview above.