Abbie Cornish Joins John Krasinski’s Amazon ‘Jack Ryan’
It’s taken awhile for Amazon’s Jack Ryan prequel series to get off the ground, and with John Krasinski in the title role, we’re finally starting to see more cast. First to join the newer, younger, funnier Jack Ryan is none other than Abbie Cornish in a leading role.
Per Deadline, Cornish will take the leading role of Cathy Mueller, a doctor specializing in infectious diseases, described as “intelligent, competitive, a rising star in the medical world and Jack’s love interest.” Well, at least they put that part last.
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 other intel surfaces on the new Jack Ryan, but who else might join the cast?