Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is looking like the movie January audiences need to shake off the post-holiday blues. This long action sequence shows Jack slugging it out with an assassin in close quarters before meeting with a contact who gives him the good news: “You’re operational now.” Can’t wait to see what kind of operations Jack is going to get into. Look for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in theaters on January 17, 2014.
Ryan appears to be just another New York executive to his friends and loved ones, but his enlistment into the CIA secretly goes back years. He was brought in as a brainy Ph.D. who crunches global data – but when Ryan ferrets out a meticulously planned scheme to collapse the U.S. economy and spark global chaos, he becomes the only man with the skills to stop it. Now, he’s gone fully operational, thrust into a world of mounting suspicion, deception and deadly force. Caught between his tight-lipped handler Harper (Academy Award-winner Kevin Costner), his in-the-dark fiancée Cathy (Keira Knightley) and a brilliant Russian oligarch (Kenneth Branagh), Jack must confront a new reality where no one can seem to be trusted, yet the fate of millions rests on his finding the truth. With the urgency of a lit fuse, he’s in a race to stay one step ahead of everyone around him.