John Krasinski is the new Chris Pratt, bags coveted Jack Ryan role

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: May 01, 2016 13:10 IST
Just like Chris Pratt, John Krasinski also gained recognition for his comedic role in an NBC sitcom.

The Office star John Krasinski will play the coveted role of Jack Ryan in Amazon’s TV series of the same name.

The drama by Lost co-creator Carlton Cuse is based on Tom Clancy’s famed CIA character and Cuse wanted Krasinski since he developed the project, according to Variety.

Watch the trailer for the latest Jack Ryan film starring Chris Pine:

Cuse and Lost alum Graham Roland are shepherding the Jack Ryan adaptation. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes, Paramount TV and Skydance TV are producing.

The project reunites Krasinski with Bay, who directed the action-drama 13 Hours.

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The Jack Ryan series landed at Amazon with a series commitment and is yet to be greenlit but Krasinski’s casting will expedite the process.

There have been numerous films on Clancy’s famous character, who is as an ex-Marine who is drafted into the CIA.

Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and most recently, Chris Pine, starred in the movies featuring Jack Ryan.

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