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Stars Of 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' Scrub Up For Los Angeles Premiere [Pictures]


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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will look to once again draw audiences in to see Tom Clancy's most famous literary creation take on the terrorist world for the sake of American freedom. The fifth Jack Ryan film to date, the cast and crew of the spy title gathered at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles for the film's premiere on Wednesday, 15 January, scrubbing up nicely for the glitzy event.

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Stars Chris Pine and Keira Knightley were the main attractions at the Los Angeles premiere

Director Kenneth Branagh, screenwriter Hossein Amini and hands on producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura have brought Ryan wilfully into the modern age with Shadow Recruit and as you could probably tell from the casting of Chris Pine as the titular Ryan, the film incorporates a younger cast for a franchise enabling launchpad of a movie. Pine rolled up to the premiere of the film looking sharp in a black, tie-less suit and sporting a cheeky bit of stubble, strolling down the red carpet to pose for photos with fans and answer some questions. Before the premiere, the actor and some of his film associates were on hand to discuss the film and its possible direction at a Paramount press conference (via Cinema Blend).

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Jack Ryan's Origins Explored In Adaptation of Tom Clancy's 'Shadow Recruit' [Trailer + Pictures]


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The trailer for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has been released; the first film in the series to bear simply the name of the character that has sewn all previous released together. The film takes on another level of pertinence as celebrated author Tom Clancy – the creator of the Ryan adventures – passed away on October 1st, three days ago.

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In Playing Jack Ryan, Star Trek’s Chris Pine follows in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin (The Hunt for Red October) Harrison Ford (Patriot Games/Clear and Present Danger) and Ben Affleck (The Sum of All Fears). Billed as a sort of origins story, Pine has to adopt the high-profile actors that have played the role before him, but effectively see them off in his own, unique performance as the freshly minted CIA analyst.

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Tom Clancy's Legacy Lives On In New Kenneth Branagh Movie, 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'


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Talented spy author Tom Clancy died earlier this week, but his legacy lives on via his many novels, his video games and his movies, which are still being made. The 66 year-old novelist died in a Baltimore hospital after a short illness.

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Clancy Brought Thrilling Tales Of Espionage To Life.

With a personal fortune estimated at $47.8m (£33m), Clancy was one of the most productive, not to mention richest authors in the world. His most famous character Jack Ryan appeared in many of Clancy's novels and movies, including the famous The Hunt For Red October, starring Alec Baldwin and Sean Connery.

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War Author Tom Clancy Dies At 66 But His Military Classic's Will Preserve His Legacy


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Tom Clancy, who was most well-known for writing novels on espionage and complex military plots, died in Baltimore on Tuesday (Oct 1st). He was 66 years old.

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Clancy was the master of war fiction

The American was a best-selling author for his work on spy fiction died in John Hopkins Hospital after a brief illness, his lawyer, J.W. Thompson Webb, said on Wednesday.

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A Week in News: Breaking Bad Finale, Marc Jacobs Leaving Louis, and Tom Clancy Dies


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Respect the Chemistry: After five seasons, Breaking Bad came to its explosive conclusion on Sunday, finishing Walter White's journey from "Mr Chips to Scarface." Check out which episodes our writers chose as their favorite.

Leaving Vuitton: HUGE news from the fashion world this week, with Marc Jacobs announcing his departure from Louis Vuitton to focus on his own collections. Jacobs has been with the house for 16 years, establishing himself as one of the finest designers of the planet. If not the best. Read more about his departure here.

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Spy Writer Tom Clancy, Author Of 'The Hunt For Red October,' Dies Aged 66


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Tom Clancy, the best-selling American spy fiction author, has passed away in a Baltimore hospital aged 66. The Maryland-born writer became famous for his detailed tales of espionage and thrilling adventures created through gripping military storyline. His 17th and last novel will be published post-humously, with Commander Authority due out in December.

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Tom Clancy, Spy Writer Extraordinaire, Has Passed Away.

Clancy's most famous character who featured in twelve of his novels was CIA analyst Jack Ryan and whose stories were turned into movies including The Hunt for Red October and The Sum of All Fears.

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