Now that Amazon’s John Krasinski-starring Jack Ryan has a formal greenlight, it’s time to wonder what the new series brings to the table that decades of movies couldn’t. Krasinski himself offers a few hints, including movie-level budgets and stunts, and tackling a new ripped-from-the-headlines issue every year.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe, now in its eighth year, has been known to kickstart a lot of otherwise unknown actors’ careers, and give some their big break while rebooting others’ careers. While Robert Downey Jr. definitely had the biggest name at the start, it wasn’t easy for Jon Favreau to convince the Marvel execs that he was right for Tony Stark, but we’re all so glad he did. Chris Evans’ only other blockbuster credit was as the Human Torch in Fox’s Fantastic Four (2005) and its ill-fated sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), but his chiseled jawline soon landed him the title role in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger.
Just the other day saw Carlton Cuse’s Jack Ryan updating to reveal that John Krasinski would be allowed to keep things a bit light, but the project’s latest turn is no laughing matter. Amazon Tom Clancy drama Jack Ryan has an official series order, bringing the departed Office star back to the small screen to report for duty.
Michael Bay’s 13 Hours definitely pushed John Krasinski a bit closer to action hero than Office-mate, but one wouldn’t hire the erstwhile Jim Halpert if not some of those classic camera-mugs, right? We’ll find out when Krasinski leads Amazon Tom Clancy drama Jack Ryan, as showrunner Carlton Cuse says the actor will “bring his particular brand of humor” to the CIA hero.
Former Office star John Krasinski has been skewing closer to action hero than TV desk jockey in recent years, and the next mission will offer a merry mix of both. Krasinski will return to TV (ish), taking the title role of Amazon’s new Tom Clancy CIA drama Jack Ryan.
For an actor, the tough thing about becoming famous for playing a single character for nearly a decade on a long-running TV show is that you eventually become identified with that persona, rather than as yourself. So, for instance, if you’re John...
NBC’s The Office borrowed plenty from its British predecessor did you know the writers revamped the series in Season 2 to make it more optimistic? Or that everyone from Paul Giamatti to Patton Oswalt had a shot at Dunder Mifflin? Grab a beet and stock up on paper, as the 35th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ mugs for the camera with some collated facts from The Office.
A second, red-band trailer for 13 Hours has been unveiled and it trades the first spot’s slow-burning tension for scorching violence, an all-out assault coming from mysterious enemies. Both trailers are united by Bay’s distinctive visual aesthetic, which can only be described as “what if real life was a first-person shooter video game”.
Michael Bay sure did hustle on the production of his latest film — casting on 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi was first announced back in January, and today brings the first trailer for Bay’s action-packed latest, which looks to offer a bit of a change of pace for the director, who’s spent his recent years focusing on big muscles and bigger robots.
Not long ago, it was reported that Michael Bay’s next directorial effort would be something a little more serious, and something which will probably feature fewer robots: ‘13 Hours,’ a Benghazi-based action drama. The first actor to sign up for what’s been affectionately called “Bayghazi” is John Krasinski, the former star of NBC’s ‘The Office.’ Presumably he’ll do more than shrug at Michael Bay’s camera.