Let the games begin! No, we're not talking about the Olympics — we're talking about the race to become Jack Ryan's love interest in the franchise relaunch that will star heartthrob Chris Pine as the famous CIA analyst (previously played by the likes of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck).
Buzz around Tinseltown is that beauties Keira Knightley, "Like Crazy" star Felicity Jones and "Lost"'s Evangeline Lilly are all circling the script for this high-profile role — which involves options that would potentially put the actress in three separate movies.
Currently, Knightley seems to be in the lead. Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel also had a meeting or two about this project, but, for one reason or another, neither seems to be in the running anymore, Deadline reports.
As of now, not much is known about the flick besides the fact that it hopes to revitalize this bloodpumping franchise and will likely launch Pine into a new strata. Kenneth Branagh, of "Frankenstein" and "Valkyrie" fame, will both direct and play the lead villain. Don't know about you, but we can't wait to see that.
So, who will the lucky lady be? We'll just have to wait to find out, but something tells us that with any of these three, Jack Ryan will be a happy man.