JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUITJack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

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CHRIS PINE

KEVIN COSTNER

KENNETH BRANAGH

KIERA KNIGHTLEY

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Based on the CIA analyst created by espionage master Tom Clancy, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is a blistering action thriller that follows Ryan (Chris Pine, “Star Trek”) from his quiet double-life as a veteran-turned-Wall Street executive to his all-out initiation as a hunted American agent on the trail of a massive terrorist plot in Moscow.

Ryan appears to be just another New York executive to his friends and loved ones, but his enlistment into the CIA secretly goes back years. He was brought in as a brainy Ph.D. who crunches global data – but when Ryan ferrets out a meticulously planned scheme to collapse the U.S. economy and spark global chaos, he becomes the only man with the skills to stop it. Now, he’s gone fully operational, thrust into a world of mounting suspicion, deception and deadly force. Caught between his tight-lipped handler Harper (Academy Award-winner Kevin Costner), his in-the-dark fiancée Cathy (Keira Knightley) and a brilliant Russian oligarch (Kenneth Branagh), Jack must confront a new reality where no one can seem to be trusted, yet the fate of millions rests on his finding the truth. With the urgency of a lit fuse, he’s in a race to stay one step ahead of everyone around him.

CAST

  • CHRIS PINE

    JACK RYAN

    CHRIS PINE (Jack Ryan) has emerged as one of Hollywood’s hottest actors. Currently starring in two major motion picture franchises, Pine’s resume is as extensive as it is versatile. Most recently, Pine reprised his role as James T. Kirk in Paramount’s sequel to Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness. The film was once again directed by J. J. Abrams and was a critical and commercial success, grossing more than $462 million worldwide. Chris will next be seen as the title role of Jack Ryan, for director Kenneth Branagh and opposite Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner. Based on the Jack Ryan character created by bestselling author Tom Clancy, the film is a contemporary action thriller set in the present day and follows a young Jack as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot. It will be released in January, 2014.

    He recently wrapped production on Rob Marshall’s musical comedy, Into the Woods alongside Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick and will make a cameo appearance in Joe Carnahan’s upcoming comedic thriller, Stretch. Pine is currently shooting the highly anticipated sequel to Horrible Bosses, joining original cast members Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey. Chris and Christoph Waltz portray the new adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success.

    Last year, Pine lent his voice to the DreamWorks animated feature Rise of the Guardians with Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law. He also starred opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Banks and Olivia Wilde in the drama, People Like Us and co-starred with Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy in the 20th Century Fox action-comedy, This Means War.

    Previously, Chris starred opposite Denzel Washington in the FOX feature film Unstoppable directed by Tony Scott. In 2009, Pine starred in Paramount’s box-office smash-hit feature film Star Trek for director J. J. Abrams. The film chronicled the early days of Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members. Additional feature credits include the Paramount Vantage film Carriers, the educational animated feature Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, Bottle Shock for writer/director Randall Miller, the independent feature Small Town Saturday Night for writer/director Ryan Craig, Joe Carnahan’s gritty ensemble drama Smokin’ Aces for Working Title Films and Universal Pictures, Blind Dating costarring Eddie Kaye Thomas and Jane Seymour, the Fox/New Regency romantic comedy Just My Luck opposite Lindsay Lohan and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement opposite Anne Hathaway.

    On the stage, Pine was most recently seen starring in Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. In Bob Verini’s review for Variety, he called Pine’s performance “spookily, spectacularly good” and went on to remark that “Inishmore audiences are present at the launch of what promises to be a truly remarkable stage career.” In March, 2011 Chris was awarded “Best Lead Performance” by the LA Drama Critics Circle for his performance.

    Pine also received rave reviews and a 2009 Ovation Award nomination for his performance in the drama Farragut North starring opposite Chris Noth at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. His additional stage credits include the Neil LaBute play, Fat Pig, also at the Geffen Playhouse, and The Atheist, a one man show performed off off Broadway and multiple productions at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, among many others.

    Pine graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. His parents are actors Gwynne Gilford & Robert Pine and his late grandmother, Anne Gwynne, was a film actress of the ‘30s and ‘40s.

  • KEVIN COSTNER

    WILLIAM HARPER

    KEVIN COSTNER (William Harper) began his career starring in independent films, gradually earning small parts in more established movies. His first major motion picture role was in the coming of age comedy, Fandango.

    Throughout his career, Costner has varied his choices with comedy, action and drama role. He has appeared in such popular box-office hits as No Way Out, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, The Bodyguard and Wyatt Earp.

    Costner’s exceptional filmmaking abilities were showcased in Dances with Wolves, which he produced, directed and starred in, and which won seven Academy Awards including “Best Picture” and “Best Director.”

    In addition to appearing in memorable roles in JFK, The Untouchables and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, he re-teamed with his Bull Durham director Ron Shelton for the hit feature Tin Cup.

    Costner also starred in Thirteen Days, successfully collaborating again with his No Way Out director Roger Donaldson. His other film credits include For Love of the Game, The War, 3,000 Miles to Graceland, Dragonfly and The Postman, his second directing effort.

    Kevin Costner last directed the box office hit and critically acclaimed film Open Range, which he also co-starred in alongside Robert Duvall and Annette Bening.

    Costner co-starred with Joan Allen in the dramatic film Upside of Anger, opposite Jennifer Aniston in Rumor Has It directed by Rob Reiner for Warner Brothers, The Guardian, an action drama for Touchstone Pictures in which he portrayed a Coast Guard rescue swimmer, and the thriller Mr. Brooks, and starred in Touchstone Pictures’ political comedy Swing Vote.

    Costner also starred in the History Channel’s record-setting mini-series The Hatfields and McCoys: An American Vendetta in which he portrayed “Devil” Anse Hatfield, the patriarch of the famed clan, opposite Bill Paxton. He also served as a producer of the series, which received 16 Emmy Award nominations, winning the Best Actor in a mini-series or movie Emmy for Costner. He also received the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance.

    Most recently Costner was seen in the Warner Bros. film Superman: Man of Steel, as the superhero’s father Jonathan Kent. He will next be seen co-starring with Chris Pine in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Paramount Pictures’ revival of Tom Clancy franchise; the spy thriller Three Days to Kill for Relativity Media; the football inspired Draft Day, directed by Ivan Reitman; and the track team drama McFarland for Disney. He recently completed production on the drama Black & White, which he produced and co-stars with Octavia Spencer.

    Costner is also producing and lending his voice to The Explorers Guild, an animated series based on a collection of gothic stories that follow a group of Victorian-era adventurers as they travel to the darkest corners of the map.

    When Costner is not working on films, he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar in his band, Modern West, and can be seen playing venues across the country. The band recently recorded a collection of songs from and inspired by The Hatfields & McCoys. Featuring the song "These Hills," the album is entitled Famous For Killing Each Other. The band’s song "The Angels Came Down" from their album Turn It On, was recently adopted by the Gold Star Moms and Gold Star Wives organizations, which support the mothers, wives and families of fallen soldiers.

  • KENNETH BRANAGH

    VIKTOR CHEREVIN

    KENNETH BRANAGH (Viktor Cherevin, Director) is one of the world's most consistently acclaimed filmmakers and actors. As an Actor and Director, Branagh’s work is trademarked by quality, truth and passion.

    Branagh is currently set to release the newest installment of Tom Clancy’s JACK RYAN franchise for Paramount, which he will also star in alongside Chris Pine and Keira Knightley, in January 2014. Branagh is also currently in post-production on the live-action CINDERELLA for Disney, releasing March 2015.

    Additionally, Branagh recently starred in and co-directed MACBETH for the Manchester International Festival in the summer of 2013. In June 2014, Branagh will reprise his same role in the production in his New York stage debut of MACBETH at the Park Avenue Armory. He was also recently knighted for services to drama and the community in Northern Ireland by Queen Elizabeth II.

    In 2011, Branagh starred as Sir Laurence Olivier in MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, opposite Michelle Williams and directed by Simon Curtis. The role earned Branagh an Academy Award® nomination for Best Supporting Actor, as well as a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nomination. This marked Branagh’s fifth career Academy Award® nomination, making him one of the first actors to receive five nominations in five separate categories (Actor, Supporting Actor, Director, Screenplay, and Short).

    In May 2011, Branagh released the anticipated MARVEL action adventure, THOR, which he directed, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Anthony Hopkins. The film grossed over $448 million worldwide.

    Branagh's first venture into filmmaking met instant success. His 1989 production of HENRY V, which he adapted from the Shakespeare and both starred in and directed, won a score of international awards including Academy Award® nominations for Best Actor and Best Director. He was subsequently invited to Hollywood to direct and star in DEAD AGAIN, which was a huge international hit, and next directed himself in the ensemble film PETER'S FRIENDS, which won the Evening Standard Peter Sellers Award for Comedy. Branagh’s second Shakespearean film success as actor, director, writer and producer was MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, which was invited to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, and in the same year his short film of the Chekhov play SWAN SONG received an Academy Award® nomination. He went on to direct Robert De Niro in the commercial hit MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN and his black and white film A MIDWINTER'S TALE opened the 1996 Sundance Film Festival and won the prestigious Osello d'Oro at the Venice Film Festival. Branagh’s critically acclaimed full-length version of HAMLET, in 70mm, received 4 Academy Award nominations. His fourth Shakespeare film adaptation was a 1930's musical version of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST. More recently, Branagh directed HBO Films' AS YOU LIKE IT, a film of Mozart's opera THE MAGIC FLUTE and SLEUTH, written by Harold Pinter and starring Jude Law and Michael Caine.

    His other film work includes acting roles in Pat O'Connor's A MONTH IN THE COUTRY; Oliver Parker's OTHELLO; Robert Altman's THE GINGERBREAD MAN; Woody Allen's CELEBRITY; Danny Boyle's ALIEN LOVE TRIANGLE; Paul Greengrass's THE THEORY OF FLIGHT; Barry Sonnenfeld's WILD WILD WEST; Philip Noyce's RABBIT PROOF FENCE;

    HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS; the Richard Curtis comedy, PIRATE RADIO; and Bryan Singer's VALKYRIE. Branagh has appeared in several outstanding television dramas including a recent turn as Detective Kurt Wallander in the BAFTA winning series WALLANDER, which earned him Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominations. He has also starred in the title role of SHACKLETON for Channel 4; A&E’s CONSPIRACY in which he won an Emmy® for Best Actor and earned a Golden Globe® nomination; WARM SPRINGS in which he played FDR and was nominated for an Emmy®, Golden Globe® and a SAG Award.

    Branagh’s stage work began when he made his West End acting debut in ANOTHER COUNTRY which earned him the Society of West End Theater's Award for "Most Promising Newcomer." He founded the Renaissance Theatre Company for whom he either starred in or directed the following works: TWELFTH NIGHT, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, AS YOU LIKE IT, HAMLET, LOOK BACK IN ANGER, UNCLE VANYA, KING LEAR, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, CORIOLANUS and THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON. He also wrote the plays PUBLIC ENEMY and TELL ME HONESTLY.

    Numerous stage appearances include the RSC's HENRY V, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, and HAMLET. His more recent theatrical endeavors include directing the hit stage comedy THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE which transferred from London's West End to Broadway where it received a TONY nomination, and five-star performances on the British stage in RICHARD III, Mamet's EDMOND, IVANOV, and the new comedy PAINKILLER in the opening season at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Branagh’s hometown.

    Branagh is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he won the Bancroft Gold Medal. He received the prestigious Michael Balcon Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), for outstanding contribution to cinema.

  • KEIRA KNIGHTLEY

    CATHY MULLER

    KEIRA KNIGHTLEY (Cathy Muller) earned Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet in Joe Wright’s version of Pride & Prejudice, based on Jane Austen’s novel, also for Focus Features and Working Title Films. Two years later, she was a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominee for her performance as Cecilia Tallis in Atonement, again directed by Joe Wright and for Focus and Working Title, based on the novel by Ian McEwan. In November 2012, she stars in the title role of Anna Karenina, reuniting with Mr. Wright and Focus, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy and adapted by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard.

    The U.K. native made her television debut at the age of 6 in the telefilm Royal Celebration, directed by Ferdinand Fairfax. Her subsequent television credits included such telefilms and miniseries as The Treasure Seekers, directed by Juliet May; Coming Home, directed by Giles Foster; Oliver Twist; Doctor Zhivago, directed by Giacomo Campiotti; and Princess of Thieves, directed by Peter Hewitt, starring as Robin Hood’s daughter.

    Ms. Knightley landed her first feature film role at the age of 10, in Patrick Dewolf’s Innocent Lies. She then starred in Nick Hamm’s The Hole, with Thora Birch, and Gillies MacKinnon’s Pure; and appeared alongside Natalie Portman in George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

    Her breakout movie role was in Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It Like Beckham, for which she won the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards’ British Newcomer of the Year prize. Audiences worldwide then took notice of her as the heroine Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, directed by Gore Verbinski, in which she starred with Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Geoffrey Rush. She then reteamed with the film’s producer Jerry Bruckheimer on Antoine Fuqua’s King Arthur; and was part of the ensemble cast of Richard Curtis’ Love Actually.

    Ms. Knightley next starred opposite Adrien Brody in The Jacket, directed by John Maybury, and as real-life bounty hunter Domino Harvey in Tony Scott’s Domino, before reuniting with the Pirates of the Caribbean team on two sequels; the respective movies, Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End, were again directed by Gore Verbinski.

    Her subsequent movies have included The Edge of Love, which reteamed her with director John Maybury and which was scripted by Ms. Knightley’s mother Sharman Macdonald; François Girard’s Silk; Saul Dibb’s The Duchess, for which she earned a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nomination for Best Actress; Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, for which she was again a BIFA Award nominee; Massy Tadjedin’s Last Night; William Monahan’s London Boulevard; David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, in which she starred as real-life psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein; and, also for Focus, Lorene Scafaria’s Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, in which she starred opposite Steve Carell.

    She made her West End theatrical debut in Martin Crimp’s translation of Molière’s comedy The Misanthrope, staged by Thea Sharrock at the Comedy Theatre in London, in December 2009. She received an Olivier Award nomination as well as an Evening Standard Award nomination for the Natasha Richardson Award. In January 2011, Ms. Knightley returned to the Comedy Theatre and starred in Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour, staged by Ian Rickson.

    She supports – among other charitable and humanitarian causes – Amnesty International, Comic Relief, and Women’s Aid; and is a patron of the SMA Trust, which funds medical research into the children’s disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

FILMMAKERS

  • KENNETH BRANAGH

    DIRECTOR

    KENNETH BRANAGH (Viktor Cherevin, Director) is one of the world's most consistently acclaimed filmmakers and actors. As an Actor and Director, Branagh’s work is trademarked by quality, truth and passion.

    Branagh is currently set to release the newest installment of Tom Clancy’s JACK RYAN franchise for Paramount, which he will also star in alongside Chris Pine and Keira Knightley, in January 2014. Branagh is also currently in post-production on the live-action CINDERELLA for Disney, releasing March 2015.

    Additionally, Branagh recently starred in and co-directed MACBETH for the Manchester International Festival in the summer of 2013. In June 2014, Branagh will reprise his same role in the production in his New York stage debut of MACBETH at the Park Avenue Armory. He was also recently knighted for services to drama and the community in Northern Ireland by Queen Elizabeth II.

    In 2011, Branagh starred as Sir Laurence Olivier in MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, opposite Michelle Williams and directed by Simon Curtis. The role earned Branagh an Academy Award® nomination for Best Supporting Actor, as well as a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nomination. This marked Branagh’s fifth career Academy Award® nomination, making him one of the first actors to receive five nominations in five separate categories (Actor, Supporting Actor, Director, Screenplay, and Short).

    In May 2011, Branagh released the anticipated MARVEL action adventure, THOR, which he directed, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Anthony Hopkins. The film grossed over $448 million worldwide.

    Branagh's first venture into filmmaking met instant success. His 1989 production of HENRY V, which he adapted from the Shakespeare and both starred in and directed, won a score of international awards including Academy Award® nominations for Best Actor and Best Director. He was subsequently invited to Hollywood to direct and star in DEAD AGAIN, which was a huge international hit, and next directed himself in the ensemble film PETER'S FRIENDS, which won the Evening Standard Peter Sellers Award for Comedy. Branagh’s second Shakespearean film success as actor, director, writer and producer was MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, which was invited to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, and in the same year his short film of the Chekhov play SWAN SONG received an Academy Award® nomination. He went on to direct Robert De Niro in the commercial hit MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN and his black and white film A MIDWINTER'S TALE opened the 1996 Sundance Film Festival and won the prestigious Osello d'Oro at the Venice Film Festival. Branagh’s critically acclaimed full-length version of HAMLET, in 70mm, received 4 Academy Award nominations. His fourth Shakespeare film adaptation was a 1930's musical version of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST. More recently, Branagh directed HBO Films' AS YOU LIKE IT, a film of Mozart's opera THE MAGIC FLUTE and SLEUTH, written by Harold Pinter and starring Jude Law and Michael Caine.

    His other film work includes acting roles in Pat O'Connor's A MONTH IN THE COUTRY; Oliver Parker's OTHELLO; Robert Altman's THE GINGERBREAD MAN; Woody Allen's CELEBRITY; Danny Boyle's ALIEN LOVE TRIANGLE; Paul Greengrass's THE THEORY OF FLIGHT; Barry Sonnenfeld's WILD WILD WEST; Philip Noyce's RABBIT PROOF FENCE;

    HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS; the Richard Curtis comedy, PIRATE RADIO; and Bryan Singer's VALKYRIE. Branagh has appeared in several outstanding television dramas including a recent turn as Detective Kurt Wallander in the BAFTA winning series WALLANDER, which earned him Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominations. He has also starred in the title role of SHACKLETON for Channel 4; A&E’s CONSPIRACY in which he won an Emmy® for Best Actor and earned a Golden Globe® nomination; WARM SPRINGS in which he played FDR and was nominated for an Emmy®, Golden Globe® and a SAG Award.

    Branagh’s stage work began when he made his West End acting debut in ANOTHER COUNTRY which earned him the Society of West End Theater's Award for "Most Promising Newcomer." He founded the Renaissance Theatre Company for whom he either starred in or directed the following works: TWELFTH NIGHT, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, AS YOU LIKE IT, HAMLET, LOOK BACK IN ANGER, UNCLE VANYA, KING LEAR, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, CORIOLANUS and THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON. He also wrote the plays PUBLIC ENEMY and TELL ME HONESTLY.

    Numerous stage appearances include the RSC's HENRY V, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, and HAMLET. His more recent theatrical endeavors include directing the hit stage comedy THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE which transferred from London's West End to Broadway where it received a TONY nomination, and five-star performances on the British stage in RICHARD III, Mamet's EDMOND, IVANOV, and the new comedy PAINKILLER in the opening season at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Branagh’s hometown.

    Branagh is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he won the Bancroft Gold Medal. He received the prestigious Michael Balcon Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), for outstanding contribution to cinema.

  • LORENZO DI BONAVENTURA

    PRODUCER

    Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Producer) Lorenzo di Bonaventura began his professional life operating a river-rafting company and later joined Columbia Pictures and worked in distribution, marketing and in the office of the President. In February 1989 Mr. di Bonaventura joined Warner Bros. While at Warner Bros., di Bonaventura was involved in over 130 productions. Amongst his biggest commercial and critical successes were: “Falling Down” (1993), “A Time to Kill” (1996), “The Matrix” (1999), “Analyze This” (2000), “The Perfect Storm” (2000), “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001), “Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone” (2001), “Training Day” (2001) and “Three Kings” (1999).

    In January 2003 di Bonaventura formed a production company based at Paramount Pictures. Since its inception, the company has produced 21 movies. Its most recent release is the third movie in the “Transformers” series, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" directed by Michael Bay, which became the highest grossing film of the franchise. It was also the second highest grossing film of 2011 and the fifth highest grossing film of all time worldwide.

    Other recent films include the hugely successful film "RED," an espionage thriller based on the graphic novel by Warren Ellis starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren, directed by Robert Schwentke and the box-office hit “Salt,” starring Angelina Jolie and directed by Philip Noyce. Di Bonaventura Pictures also produced "Transformers" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBoeuf and “G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra,” starring Channing Tatum and directed by Stephen Sommers.

    This year the company released “The Last Stand”, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the thriller "Side Effects," directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," starring Channing Tatum with Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis; and more recently "RED 2," starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung-Hun Lee and Anthony Hopkins.

    Lorenzo di Bonaventura was born in New York. His father, Mario di Bonaventura, is an international conductor. Mr. di Bonaventura received his undergraduate degree in intellectual history at Harvard College and earned a Master of Business Administration at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

  • MACE NEUFELD

    PRODUCER

    Mace Neufeld (Producer) is known as one of Hollywood’s most successful and respected producers. His keen eye for talent and ability to turn published works into box-office hits has helped launch the careers of Kevin Costner and Alec Baldwin as well as directors Richard Donner, Roger Donaldson, Phillip Noyce, and John McTiernan, among others. He has produced two of the industry’s must successful film franchises, THE OMEN trilogy and the four blockbusters based on the “Jack Ryan” series of novels by Tom Clancy, which included THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, PATRIOT GAMES, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER, and THE SUM OF ALL FEARS. He just completed JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT and THE EQUALIZER starring Denzel Washington.

    His other film credits include the hit crime thriller THE GENERAL’S DAUGHTER, based on Nelson DeMille’s best-seller starring John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, and James Cromwell; the critically acclaimed NO WAY OUT, starring Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman; INVICTUS from director Clint Eastwood and starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon; THE FRISCO KID, starring Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford; THE SAINT from director Phillip Noyce and starring Val Kilmer and Elisabeth Shue; the psychological thriller ASYLUM starring Natasha Richardson and Sir Ian McKellen; and the adventure SAHARA, based on the best-seller by Clive Cussler starring Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz, and Steve Zahn.

    In 1976, Neufeld and Harvey Bernhard produced the supernatural thriller, THE OMEN, starring Gregory Peck and directed by Richard Donner, which became an international blockbuster and series of sequels for Twentieth Century Fox and launched Neufeld’s career as a producer.

    In 1989, Neufeld teamed with former New World Entertainment head Robert G. Rehme to form Neufeld/Rehme Productions and entered into an exclusive deal with Paramount. In the 1990s, the company had a successful string of films that included FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER starring Danny Glover; BEVERLY HILLS COP III, starring Eddie Murphy; and NECESSARY ROUGHNESS. In 1993, the team of Neufeld/Rehme was voted ShoWest Producers of the Year and Showmen of the Year by the Publicist’s Guild in 1994.

    A native of New York and a graduate of Yale University, Neufeld began his career as a manager, guiding the careers of some of the most important talent in the entertainment industry at that time, including: Don Adams (Get Smart); Don Knotts (The Andy Griffith Show); Jay Ward (Bullwinkle and His Friends); Gabe Kaplan (Welcome Back Knotter); and music legends Jim Croce, Randy Newman, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, and The Carpenters.

    In the 1980s, Neufeld’s credits include some of television’s most distinguished films including the Golden Globe winning miniseries EAST OF EDEN, based on John Steinbeck’s prize-winning novel and the pilot for CAGNEY AND LACEY, which went on to become an award winning and groundbreaking television series. He also served as executive producer on the award winning miniseries DEATH IN CALIFORNIA (starring Cheryl Ladd and Sam Elliott) and later presented the six-hour Turner Pictures television film GETTYSBURG, which was the highest rated basic cable miniseries to date.

    A man of many interests, Neufeld is also an accomplished photographer (his photograph of a returning WWII veteran, entitled “Warriors Return” was a runner up for the Pulitzer Prize in 1945 and was also voted Picture of the Year by the New York World Telegram-Sun). A long-standing member of ASCAP, Neufeld collaborated with lyricist Robert Arthur on material for such stars as Sammy Davis, Jr., Dorothy Loudon, and Betty Clooney, and wrote numerous children’s songs, including the theme for the HECKLE AND JECKLE animated series.

    He has an outstanding collection of primitive arts and holds a multi-engine instrument rating pilot’s license. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute and a mentor at the USC Ray Stark Producing Program.

    Neufeld has been honored with numerous awards including Producer of the Year Award from ShoWest, the Career Achievement Award in Producing from the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Christopher Award, the National Board of Review Award, and the Critics’ Choice Award, among others. He is the recipient of a prestigious star on the HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME.

    Neufeld has been a supporter of PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) for over a decade and was honored with a 2000 PATHMakers Award. He is a passionate supporter of Stop Cancer and has served as a member on the Beverly Hills Art Commission.

  • MARK VAHRADIAN

    PRODUCER

    Mark Vahradian (Producer) was born in Mission Viejo, California. He is a graduate of Duke University and the UCLA School of Law. He spent nine years as a senior film executive at the Walt Disney Company, where he worked to bring to the big screen such films as FLIGHT PLAN, MIRACLE, REMEMBER THE TITANS, GONE IN 60 SECONDS, CON AIR, PEARL HARBOR, and ENEMY OF THE STATE. Thereafter, Mark spent three years as president of Jerry Weintraub Productions. He is currently president of production for di Bonaventura Pictures.

    Vahradian most recently produced JACK RYAN for Paramount Pictures, RED 2 for Summit Entertainment, and executive produced TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION for Paramount Pictures, which stars Mark Wahlberg and is slated for release this summer. He also recently produced MAN ON A LEDGE and the first RED for Summit Entertainment; and executive produced the Transformers film franchise (TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, and the first TRANSFORMERS) for Paramount Pictures, which has grossed a combined total of $2.67 billion worldwide. Other producing credits include ANNAPOLIS and executive producing NANCY DREW.

  • DAVID ELLISON

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    David Ellison (Executive Producer) formed Skydance Productions to create and produce elevated event-level commercial entertainment. The company focuses on tent-pole action, adventure, science fiction and fantasy films along with modestly budgeted comedy and genre films. In 2013, Skydance entered into a new four-year production, distribution and finance deal with Paramount Pictures. The first film to be released under their original deal was the Academy Award® nominated “True Grit,” Joel and Ethan Coen’s take on the Charles Portis novel.

    Skydance executive produced the Paramount feature “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” produced by J.J. Abrams and directed by Brad Bird. Skydance also produced the Christopher McQuarrie film “Jack Reacher,” with Tom Cruise, the comedy “The Guilt Trip,” starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen, “G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation,” starring Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson, “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, and the Marc Forster thriller “World War Z,’ starring Brad Pitt.

    Skydance projects currently in development include the reboot of the TERMINATOR franchise, to be released on July 1, 2015, the racy high concept comedy, BAD IN BED, written by Pamela Falk and Michael Ellis and a disaster film on a global scale titled GEOSTORM written by Dean Devlin and Paul Guyot with Devlin also directing. Skydance Productions launched a new television division in May 2013 with Marcy Ross as president. Their first entry intro producing scripted content will be MANHATTAN, with Tribune Studios and WGN America, scheduled for a summer 2014 premiere. Additionally, Skydance created a TERMINATOR television series, written by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, which will be in conjunction with their rebooted film.

    Ever the film enthusiast, Ellison grew up in Northern California and attended the University of Southern California’s prestigious School of Cinematic Arts. He is an accomplished pilot with over 2000 flying hours, a commercial multi-engine instrument rating and a helicopter rating. In 2003, at 20 years old, Ellison was the youngest airshow pilot performer at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Airventure Show in Oshkosh, WI, where he was one of six pilots performing as the “Stars of Tomorrow.” Ellison is actively involved with Conservation International, where he is a member of the Board of Directors and sits on several committees.

  • DANA GOLDBERG

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    Dana Goldberg (Executive Producer) joined Skydance Productions in 2010 as president of production. She was formerly president of production at Village Roadshow Pictures, where she was involved with the company’s entire slate of films including the “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise, the “Matrix” trilogy, “Training Day,” “Get Smart” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” She also served as executive producer on many of the company’s films, including “I Am Legend,” “The Brave One” and the Academy Award©-winning animated feature “Happy Feet.” Prior to joining Village Roadshow in 1998, Goldberg spent three years with Barry Levinson and Paula Weinstein at Baltimore/Spring Creek Pictures where she was vice president of production. She began her career in entertainment as an assistant at Hollywood Pictures. Goldberg has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2007.

    Recently, Goldberg produced through Skydance, the Christopher McQuarrie film “Jack Reacher,” with Tom Cruise, the comedy “The Guilt Trip,” starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen, “G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation,” starring Channing Tatum with Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis; “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto and “World War Z,” starring Brad Pitt.

    Upcoming films Goldberg is currently developing through Skydance include the reboot of the “Terminator” franchise, to be released on July 1, 2015, the racy high concept comedy, “Bad in Bed,” written by Pamela Falk and Michael Ellis and a disaster film on a global scale titled “Geostorm,” written by Dean Devlin and Paul Guyot with Devlin also directing. Skydance Productions launched a new television division in May 2013. Their first entry intro producing scripted content will be MANHATTAN, with Tribune Studios and WGN America. Production begins in New Mexico this winter for a summer 2014 premiere. Additionally, Skydance created a TERMINATOR television series, written by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, which will be in conjunction with their rebooted film.

  • ADAM COZAD

    WRITER

    Adam Cozad (Writer) grew up in Chico, California. He attended Trinity University in Texas, majoring in history and minoring in economics. While planning to enter the fire academy, Adam sold his first screenplay. Adam recently wrote TARZAN for Warner Bros. which will star Alexander Skarsgård and will be directed by David Yates. He has adapted a number of novels including NY Times Bestseller RULES OF DECEPTION for Paramount, Mark Greaney’s novel THE GRAY MAN for New Regency and the upcoming Patrick Lee novel RUNNER for Warner Bros. Adam currently lives in Manhattan Beach, California. JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT is his first produced screenplay.

  • DAVID KOEPP

    WRITER

    David Koepp (Writer) has written and directed the films "Premium Rush" (2012), "Ghost Town" (2008), "Secret Window" (2004), "Stir of Echoes" (1999), "The Trigger Effect" (1996), and "Suspicious" (1994). He wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for the films "Angels and Demons” (2009), "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008), "War of the Worlds" (2005), "Zathura" (2005), "Spider-Man" (2002), "Panic Room" (2002), "Snake Eyes" (1998), "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" (1997), "Mission: Impossible" (1996), "The Shadow" (1994), "The Paper" (1994), "Jurassic Park" (1993), "Carlito's Way" (1993), "Death Becomes Her" (1992), "Toy Soldiers" (1991), "Bad Influence" (1990), and "Apartment Zero" (1989).

    "Premium Rush," "Zathura," and "Ghost Town" were co-written with John Kamps.

    Koepp was born in Pewaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from UCLA's film school in 1986. He lives in New York City with his wife and children.