Jamie Bell is in final negotiations to play the scheming CIA deputy director of operations Robert Ritter in the film adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel “Without Remorse” for Paramount Pictures.
Michael B. Jordan stars as operations officer John Clark, a former Navy SEAL who goes to work for the CIA, while Bell’s Ritter helps recruit Kelly into the agency.
Paramount previously brought both characters to the screen in “Clear and Present Danger” with Willem Dafoe playing Clark and Henry Czerny as Ritter.
Stefano Sollima (“Sicario: Day of the Soldado”) directs from a script by screenwriter Taylor Sheridan. Jordan, Akiva Goldsman, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec will produce.
Paramount is aiming to build a franchise around Jordan’s Clark with a “Rainbow Six” adaptation likely if ‘Remorse’ takes off.