Ben Affleck back as Jack Ryan in "Red Rabbit"

Contrary to rumours that Ben Affleck didn’t want to return to the role of Jack Ryan in another Tom Clancy book turned film, Clancy’s book "Red Rabbit" has been given the go ahead as a film by Paramount. "Rabbit" is set near the beginning of the Jack Ryan franchise, in which the novice CIA analyst must help debrief a high-level defector who reveals that Soviet officials are planning to assassinate the pope and destabilize the West. Robert Rodat ("Saving Private Ryan") will adapt the book.