EXCLUSIVE: Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch, Limitless) is set as the female lead opposite John Krasinski in Amazon’s straight-to-series drama Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, from the Lost duo of co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and writer Graham Roland, Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes, Skydance Media and Paramount TV.
Jack Ryan is a reinvention with a modern sensibility of the famed and lauded Tom Clancy hero. It centers on Jack Ryan (Krasinski), an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. The series follows Ryan as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale. Cornish will play Cathy Mueller, a doctor specializing in infectious diseases. She is intelligent, competitive, a rising star in the medical world and Jack’s love interest.
Jack Ryan is co-produced by Paramount TV and Skydance TV and executive produced by Cuse, Roland, Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form, as well as Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross, along with the movie franchise’s producer Mace Neufeld and Lindsey Springer of Carlton Cuse Prods.
Australian actress Cornish is known for her starring turn in 2004’s Somersault and her role as Fanny Brawne in Bright Star. On TV, she most recently played Belinda Mulrooney in the miniseries Klondike. She’s repped by Untitled Entertainment and UTA.