George Clooney has apparently expressed interest in playing Jack Ryan if Paramount attempts to continue the Tom Clancy series. With the Ocean’s franchise now seemingly over, and Clooney pushing 50, he apparently wants to be part of a stable commercial franchise.
Actors like Ryan Gosling, Aaron Eckhart, James Franco, and even Harrison Ford have been linked to the Jack Ryan role over the past few years.
The last report on another Jack Ryan film came in December when the Hollywood Reporter claimed that the next film would be an origin-story about Ryan and not anything derived from a Clancy novel. Obviously casting Clooney in the role of Ryan would seem to run counter to an origin story.
Ryan has previously been played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck.
We’ll see what happens.