George Clooney to be the new Jack Ryan?

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Why have they not though of this casting before?  Paramount are trying to relaunch Tom Clancy’s iconic character and it was originally thought that they would be casting a younger actor in the role so they could release a film every couple of years.  Our friends over at Empire Online are reporting that George Clooney is said to have taken an active interest in playing the role which for me is an absolutely perfect fit.  Previous Jack Ryans’ have included Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck but there hasn’t been a Jack Ryan film since The Sum of All Fears which was a pretty decent thriller and I’d quite happily see another film especially with George Clooney in the title role.  Clooney isn’t the sort of actor to announce he’s interested in a role without something a little more concrete going on behind the scenes so expect to hear something a little more solid regarding the progress of the film shortly.

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