We reported here that “Lost” director Jack Bender was to direct the new Jack Ryan reboot, with Chris Pine (Star Trek) to take over from previous actors Ben Affleck, Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin.

Now, we have news that the production has nabbed itself a writer, in the shape of Anthony Peckham. Peckham is building up quite an impressive CV for himself, having written both Sherlock Holmes and Invictus.

As we reported previously, the plot this time sees a young Ryan in Russia, caught up with the nefarious plans of a villainous billionaire. The film is due to start shooting late this year or early next year, so Peckham will have to get his skates on.

THR were first to jump on this one.

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