Here’s the newly released international trailer for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which stars Chris Pine as the latest iteration of Tom Clancy‘s famous intelligence analyst. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, this story takes place before the events of all the previous Jack Ryan novels and films, and sees Ryan as a newbie operative tasked with taking down a Russian who plans on collapsing the United States economy.
The film also stars Branagh as the villain, along with Kiera Knightley and Kevin Costner. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit hits theaters December 25th, hit the jump for the trailer and synopsis.
The story follows him from 9/11, through his tour of duty in Afghanistan, which scarred him forever, and into his early days in the Financial Intelligence Unit of the modern CIA where he becomes an analyst, under the guardianship of his handler, Harper (Kevin Costner). When Ryan believes he’s uncovered a Russian plot to collapse the United States economy, he goes from being an analyst to becoming a spy and must fight to save his own life and those of countless others, while also trying to protect the thing that’s more important to him than anything, his relationship with his fiancée Cathy (Keira Knightley).