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Gosling is Jack Ryan?

01.21.2008
The rumor today is that the character of Jack Ryan (played by Harrison Ford in films like PATRIOT GAMES and CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER) is going to be relaunched by Paramount and that the guy to play him is none other than Ryan Gosling. Ben Affleck took a stab at filling the shoes back in '02, but that didn't pan out all that well since THE SUM OF ALL FEARS was truly mediocre, and he was still, well, Ben Affleck. Fortunately though, Gosling has given us some really stellar performances and there's fair cause to be optimistic about this. The rumor apparently comes from the mouth of director Philip Noyce (PATRIOT GAMES, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER) who said that there is a new Jack Ryan movie in the works, but neither he nor Ford are involved, and that it was gonna star Gosling. He also is quoted as saying that the new film will be called BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. The film won't be based on a new Tom Clancy book, but a brand new script, as the studio owns the rights to use the character of Jack Ryan without the permission of the author.

I desperately need Gosling to make a mainstream, cool movie, since I'm tired of closet-loving him when I'm out at parties with people who only know him as the NOTEBOOK guy. Or the Mickey Mouse Club guy. When people ask me who I think the best young actor working today is, I just go with The Rock. And then when they say he's not that young, I just ask them if they saw WALKING TALL and all is saved. Because he hits people with a 2x4.
Extra Tidbit: Also according to Moviehole, Paramount snapped up a script by Daniel Pyne in 2005 titled "By Any Mean's Necessary" - which was about a cop who turns to a jailed mobster for insider information in order to stop a terrorist attack. Could this be re-worked a la OCEAN'S TWELVE, for Jack Ryan?
Source: MovieHole

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3:26AM on 01/22/2008

Ah, lovely

So you've got a flick that doesn't involve Noyce (despite his expert treatment of the franchise in Patriot Games and Clear & Present Danger), stars the talented but woefully miscast Gosling and a script and production with no input from creator Clancy. Holy smokes, this might suck. I'm not saying it will, but it very well might. And if Ian Flemming were still alive today (he'd be like 100 I think by now) you know they would make DAMN sure they at least brought him on as an "advisor" or
So you've got a flick that doesn't involve Noyce (despite his expert treatment of the franchise in Patriot Games and Clear & Present Danger), stars the talented but woefully miscast Gosling and a script and production with no input from creator Clancy. Holy smokes, this might suck. I'm not saying it will, but it very well might. And if Ian Flemming were still alive today (he'd be like 100 I think by now) you know they would make DAMN sure they at least brought him on as an "advisor" or something. No Clancy does not bode well. At least Sum of All Fears was entertaining if unremarkable, was based on a story by Clancy and featured a truly inspired casting choice with Liev as the badass Dafoe played a film before. By the way, where in the hell is that Clarke spin-off we've been promised for a decade?!
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1:38AM on 01/22/2008

For the love of Jack Ryan...

if Paramount has no intention of doing an Executive Orders (J.R. is the President) film, there's no damn good reason for another Jack Ryan story. Gosling is a great actor (forget Notebook, people really wanna be blown away by him, they'll watch The Believer) and I'm sure he'd do a good job, but they should just let the character/franchise die.
if Paramount has no intention of doing an Executive Orders (J.R. is the President) film, there's no damn good reason for another Jack Ryan story. Gosling is a great actor (forget Notebook, people really wanna be blown away by him, they'll watch The Believer) and I'm sure he'd do a good job, but they should just let the character/franchise die.
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10:10PM on 01/21/2008

ooook...

If they keep making Jack Ryan younger, the next person to play him is going to be that creepy kid from JOSHUA.

And don't ever hate on Alec's Jack Ryan. He was the only really accurate and only really great portrayal of that character in the only really great film of this series. Ford WAS overrated and Affleck was, well, Affleckian.
If they keep making Jack Ryan younger, the next person to play him is going to be that creepy kid from JOSHUA.

And don't ever hate on Alec's Jack Ryan. He was the only really accurate and only really great portrayal of that character in the only really great film of this series. Ford WAS overrated and Affleck was, well, Affleckian.
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7:35PM on 01/21/2008
Since when was Sean Connery Jack Ryan? I think you mean Alec Baldwin. And he did it best. Harrison really wasn't that good with the role. but I love Red October so much and Gosling seems like a perfect fit, so I'm excited by this. Except, I'm worried that they're going to do their own entirely new story. Hollywood likes to be safe and do stories that have already been done before.
Since when was Sean Connery Jack Ryan? I think you mean Alec Baldwin. And he did it best. Harrison really wasn't that good with the role. but I love Red October so much and Gosling seems like a perfect fit, so I'm excited by this. Except, I'm worried that they're going to do their own entirely new story. Hollywood likes to be safe and do stories that have already been done before.
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6:41PM on 01/21/2008
Maybe they're trying to reboot the "Jack Ryan" series and start over from scratch (i.e. Batman Begins, Casino Royale). Hence, a young Jack Ryan played by Ryan Gosling. But anyways, I have faith in Gosling. But anyways, they need to change the title. It just lacks... that "oomph" factor.
Maybe they're trying to reboot the "Jack Ryan" series and start over from scratch (i.e. Batman Begins, Casino Royale). Hence, a young Jack Ryan played by Ryan Gosling. But anyways, I have faith in Gosling. But anyways, they need to change the title. It just lacks... that "oomph" factor.
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5:05PM on 01/21/2008
It could be worse, the could go the urban route and cast 50 Cent.

Just let the series die.
It could be worse, the could go the urban route and cast 50 Cent.

Just let the series die.
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4:55PM on 01/21/2008

Ford's Jack Ryan is overrated.

Get over it. Everyone screams how great he was in those movies, he was good, but its overrated.

Stop hating on Affleck cause he's a pimp and you are not.
Get over it. Everyone screams how great he was in those movies, he was good, but its overrated.

Stop hating on Affleck cause he's a pimp and you are not.
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3:59PM on 01/21/2008
Oh gyeeeod, no! RYAN GOSLING in a role immortalized by SEAN CONNERY and HARRISON FORD? Blugh...
Oh gyeeeod, no! RYAN GOSLING in a role immortalized by SEAN CONNERY and HARRISON FORD? Blugh...
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3:49PM on 01/21/2008

I concur

With Dex. I see great leading man action hero potential in Gosling, but I'm just not keen on that particular story.
With Dex. I see great leading man action hero potential in Gosling, but I'm just not keen on that particular story.
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3:30PM on 01/21/2008

Don't forget alec baldwin

Alec Baldwin was the "first" on screen Jack Ryan in THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER.
Alec Baldwin was the "first" on screen Jack Ryan in THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER.
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11:24AM on 01/21/2008
that story would be stupid for jack ryan. hes an analyst not a field agent. but gosling is cool. they should do red rabbit
that story would be stupid for jack ryan. hes an analyst not a field agent. but gosling is cool. they should do red rabbit
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11:00AM on 01/21/2008

Sum Of All Fears...

was great and it did make some money at the box office. I am too lazy to check but over 100 million? I am all for another Jack Ryan movie especially with Gosling. I saw this kid in NY and he looked like an emo kid but he can act so its all good
was great and it did make some money at the box office. I am too lazy to check but over 100 million? I am all for another Jack Ryan movie especially with Gosling. I saw this kid in NY and he looked like an emo kid but he can act so its all good
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