Chris Pine Calls 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' a 'Deep Regret'

In an interview with Moviefone, Into the Woods star Chris Pine reflected on his 2014 spy thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. The film attempted to relaunch the movie franchise based on author Tom Clancy's CIA operative with Pine in the title role, but things didn't go exactly as planned.

"No. I don't think it made enough money for that to happen," Pine said when asked about getting another go as Jack Ryan. "That's one of my deep regrets, that we didn't totally get that right. It's a great franchise and if it's not me then I hope it gets a fifth life at this point. It's just great. I love the spy genre. I hope it's done again and with a great story."

Shadow Recruit opened in January to mixed reviews and grossed just $51 million domestically. It recouped its $60 million budget overseas, but Pine's outing as Jack Ryan failed to find an audience.

As Pine alluded to in his answer, he was the fourth actor to play the character over the past quarter century. Alec Baldwin originated the role in 1990's The Hunt for Red October and Harrison Ford played the character in two follow-up films: Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. Ben Affleck also starred as Ryan in 2002's The Sum of All Fears.

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