Jamie Bell reuniting with Michael B. Jordan for Paramount’s Without Remorse
According to Variety, BAFTA winner Jamie Bell is in final negotiations to star opposite Michael B. Jordan in Paramount Pictures‘ Without Remorse, based on Tom Clancy’s thriller novel of the same name. The project would reunite former co-stars Bell and Jordan, who worked together on 2015’s infamous Fantastic Four.
Bell is up for the role of Robert Ritter, the deputy director of operations at the CIA. The character has been a major character in the Clancy universe and appeared in several Clancy novels.
Jordan is set to play the role of Clancy hero John Clark, a recurring character in Clancy’s novels. Clark is an an ex-Navy Seal who became a CIA operations officer. At first, he was a secondary character who helped Jack Ryan’s missions but the novel Without Remorse made him the lead and told his origin.
The film will be directed by Stefano Sollima (Sicario: Day of the Soldado) from a screenplay adapted by Taylor Sheridan. It will be produced by Jordan, Akiva Goldsman (Transformers), Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. Paramount Pictures is developing two film adaptations of Tom Clancy’s thriller novels Without Remorse and Rainbox Six with Jordan also set to star in the planned sequel.
John Clark has appeared in a number of Tom Clancy’s novels dating back to 1988’s The Cardinal and the Kremlin, as the darker side of the Jack Ryan character who works primarily in the field and typically operates by his own personal brand of ethics. The character was played by Willem Dafoe in Clear and Present Danger, starring Harrison Ford, and by Liev Schreiber in The Sum of All Fears starring Ben Affleck.