A woman 'could soon be playing Jack Ryan'

The Office US star John Krasinski is the latest actor to play Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.
The Office US star John Krasinski is the latest actor to play Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.

The creators of the latest iteration of Tom Clancy's classic character Jack Ryan have said the role could soon be played by a woman.

The Office US star John Krasinski portrays the former marine-turned-CIA officer in Amazon Prime's reimagining of the series, following in the footsteps of Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck.

The character has appeared in films such as The Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games and The Sum of All Fears.

Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, who are the creators and executive producers of Amazon Prime's series which sees Ryan uncover a terrorist plot to attack the United States, did not rule out the role going to a female in the near future.

Speaking at the show's premiere in Los Angeles, Cuse told the Press Association: "It's a great idea. The one thing about the Jack Ryan franchise is that it's a part that a lot of people have played and each person has brought something special to it and it would be cool to see a woman play Jack Ryan eventually."

Australian Associated Press