The last time Jamie Bell and Michael B. Jordan shared the screen together was in the dismal Fantastic Four reboot from 20th Century Fox but it’s looking like Paramount Pictures is looking to fix that as Variety is reporting that Bell is set to reunite with Jordan for Without Remorse which is the big screen adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel.
Per Variety: Jordan is set to play operations officer John Clark, aka John Kelly, a former Navy SEAL who goes to work for the CIA. Bell is in final negotiations to play Robert Ritter, who helped recruit Clark into the CIA before becoming a major figure at the agency within the Clancy universe. The character has appeared in several Clancy novels, including Clear and Present Danger.
Bell will play Robert Ritter, the deputy director of operations at the CIA who was a major character in the Clancy universe and helped recruit Kelly into the CIA. Ritter has a presence in several Clancy novels including “Clear and Present Danger,” which was also adapted into a movie by Paramount.
John Clark was seen as a secondary character to Jack Ryan in Clancy’s novels but he took center stage with Without Remorse. Production is set for later this year.
Stefano Sollima (Sicario: Day Of the Soldado) is helming the pic from a script penned by Taylor Sheridan who also wrote the original Sicario. Paramount is hoping that th movie launches a potential franchise for Jordan as the character is also set to return for Rainbow Six which is another novel. Jordan;s character of John Kelly has appeared in over a dozen novels from Clancy and Jordan is also producing along with Akiva Goldsman, Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemic.
Bell has just been seen in the action-drama Donnybrook which also stars Frank Grillo and Jordan is hot off Creed II. Look for more updates to come!