casting couch

In a Continued Quest to Distance Himself From Jim Halpert, John Krasinski Will Star in Amazon’s Jack Ryan

Between this and 13 Hours, it’s safe to say John Krasinski is looking to explore some explosive, non-comedic territory. As first reported by Deadline, Krasinski is set to star as the titular Jack Ryan in the Amazon television series Jack Ryan, adapted from Tom Clancy’s popular decades-spanning espionage novels. The drama series which also includes former Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse, writer Graham Roland, and executive producer Michael Bay will not be a “direct adaptation” of Clancy’s novels, but “a new contemporary take on the character in his prime as a CIA analyst/operative using the novels as source material.”

Jack Ryan has yet to be greenlit, but Krasinski’s casting is likely to expedite a straight-to-series order from Amazon. In the meantime, he should give Alec Baldwin … or Harrison Ford … or Ben Affleck … or Chris Pine … a call.

John Krasinski Set to Star As Jack Ryan