Keira Knightley is in talks to star in a 'Jack Ryan' film franchise prequel alongside Chris Pine.
The 27-year-old actress will reportedly play the lead female role opposite 'Star Trek' actor Chris Pine in Sir Kenneth Branagh's new chapter of the popular thriller franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film is a prequel to Tom Clancy's 'Jack Ryan' novel series and will see Chris as a Moscow-based financial analyst who must race against time to save America and his beloved wife, played by Keira, from a terrorism plot which threatens financial chaos.
Keira currently stars in 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' with Steve Carell.
The brunette star can next be seen in 19th century drama 'Anna Karenina' as an aristocrat who enters into a tumultuous affair.
'Jack Ryan' begins shooting in September.