03/27/2012 05:54 pm ET Updated May 27, 2012

Jack Ryan Movie: Kenneth Branagh Sought For Director Job

Vulture hears that Paramount is now in negotiations with Kenneth Branagh to take over directing duties for 'Jack Ryan,' the studio's on-again/off-again effort to revive the Tom Clancy spy franchise with Chris Pine. The news comes just over a week after "Lost" executive producer and director Jack Bender (who had signed on a year and a half ago) stepped down from the project because of scheduling issues with a SyFy project.

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