Game of Thrones’ Nonso Anozie joins ‘Jack Ryan’ film


Game of Thrones’ Nonso Anozie joins Jack Ryan film
Posted by Wilson Morales

September 19, 2012 has confirmed that Nonso Anozie, who recently appeared as Xaro Xhoan Daxos in the second season of HBO’s Games of Thrones, has been added to the cast of ‘Jack Ryan’ as principal photography started shooting.

Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., and Skydance Productions announced today that principal photography has begun on “JACK RYAN,” from Academy Award®-nominated director Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Pine, Academy Award®-nominated Keira Knightley and Academy Award®-nominated Kevin Costner. The film is shooting in New York, Moscow and London and is slated for release on December 25, 2013.

Based on the Jack Ryan character created by bestselling author Tom Clancy, the film is a contemporary action thriller set in the present day. The original story, written by David Koepp (“ANGELS AND DEMONS,” “WAR OF THE WORLDS”), follows a young Jack as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the “TRANSFORMERS” franchise, “RED”) will produce through his Di Bonaventura Pictures banner, along with Mace Neufeld (“THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER,” “PATRIOT GAMES”) and David Barron (the “HARRY POTTER” franchise). David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance Productions (“MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL,” “TRUE GRIT”) will executive produce along with Tommy Harper (“MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL”).

“JACK RYAN” stars Pine (“STAR TREK,” “RISE OF THE GUARDIANS”) as the title character; Knightley (“ANNA KARENINA,” the “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN” franchise) as his fiancé Cathy Muller; Costner (“HATFIELDS & MCCOYS,” “DANCES WITH WOLVES”) as Ryan’s CIA handler Harper; and Peter Andersson (“THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO” trilogy) as security agent Dmitri Lemkov. Branagh, in addition to directing the film, will take on the role of Russian oligarch Viktor Cherevin.

It hasn’t been established what role Anozie will play in the film since it’s not based from any of Clancy’s previous books on Ryan.

Anozie was last seen on the big screen opposite Liam Neesom in action thriller ‘The Grey,’ and will next be seen opposite Viola Davis in the sci-fi film, ‘Ender’s Game.’ He also appeared with Jason Momoa in 2011’s ‘Conan the Barbarian.’

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