So Harrison Ford apparently wonâ€™t be getting another look in as Jack Ryan.
Pity, I like him in the role.
But weâ€™re told since this is a complete reboot of the series the studio wants someone new to play the literary hero.
Rumoured to be among the names on that wish list is Aaron Eckhart.
Eckhartâ€™s a huge star now, what after his award-worthy turn as Harvey Dent in â€œThe Dark Knightâ€, so not surprising to hear heâ€™s being eyed for such big parts.
He hasnâ€™t been offered the role â€“ itâ€™s merely a thought at this stage, but heâ€™s a name that keeps popping up in relation to the part of Ryan, so someone over there obviously likes him.
Thereâ€™s likely a bunch of other names on that wish-list too, but thatâ€™s one of them.
Who else can you see in the role of C.I.A agent Jack Ryan?
The oft-rumoured Ryan Gosling? What about Brad Pitt? Heck, George Clooney might even make an interesting Ryan.
The next Jack Ryan film, the first not to be based on a story by Tom Clancy, is being fast-tracked at Paramount. Producing are Mace Neufeld and Lorenzo di Bonaventura.