John Krasinski Puts on His Scary ‘Jack Ryan’ Voice in New Amazon Footage
You weren’t the only one with a hard time picturing Jim from The Office as CIA hero Jack Ryan, so is Amazon’s first footage enough to convince you? Get a glimpse of John Krasinski as the title character, putting on his best Batman voice to intimidate some insurgents.
Where prior teases haven’t actually featured the character, Amazon’s latest Jack Ryan promo gives us our first look at Krasinski back in 13 Hours mode, minus the beard. A longer trailer will arrive with the New York Comic-Con panel on Saturday.
Directed by Passengers and Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum and starring Krasinski in the title role, the eight-episode series features Abbie Cornish as Cathy Mueller, a doctor specializing in infectious diseases (plus Peter Fonda as her father!), along with The Wire vet Wendell Pierce as Ryan’s boss James Greer, a highly successful case officer working in the CIA Directorate of Operations. Spotlighting a contemporary take on Ryan in his prime as a CIA analyst/operative, so reads the official synopsis:
The drama follows Ryan as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale. Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel, The Strain) and Graham Roland (Almost Human) penned the script and developed the project together.
The drama is a co-production between Paramount Television and Skydance Television. Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form exec produce alongside Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross with Mace Neufeld and Lindsey Springer also on board.
Over the years, Ryan has been portrayed by Alec Baldwin in 1990's The Hunt for Red October, Harrison Ford in 1992's Patriot Games and 1994's Clear and Present Danger, Ben Affleck in 2002's The Sum of All Fears, and most recently by Star Trek star Chris Pine for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.
We’ll see what the first Jack Ryan trailer brings later, but does Krasinski fit the bill?