Actively seeking its female lead for the Kenneth Branagh–directed Jack Ryan reboot, Paramount has reportedly zeroed in on Keira Knightley (front=runner, according to Deadline), Lost star Evangeline Lilly (pictured), and Felicity Jones of Hysteria and Like Crazy. Nixed from the running: Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel. If you’ve got specific hopes for Jack Ryan’s wife for up to three films, now is the time to start that online petition.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 02: Actress Evangeline Lilly arrives at the premiere of DreamWorks Pictures’ “Real Steel” at the Gibson Amphitheatre on October 2, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images