Earlier this year, John Krasinski got ripped to star in Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, which was actually a pretty decent movie and I have no idea why Donald Trump and other Republicans are insisting that the movie should be required viewing for all Americans because they think it somehow makes Hillary look bad. I thought the movie was fairly apolitical (and so did Krasinski), and I didn’t think it made anyone look particularly bad, but it did make the soldiers trying to protect Ambassador Stevens look very good. Honestly, being depicted by bearded, hot-as-fuck actors like John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber, and David Denman was the least we could have done for those soldiers.
Krasinski certainly did his best to fulfill the hot-as-fuck requirement and briefly make me question my heterosexuality.
Those biceps, thankfully, will not be going to waste, as Krasinki’s Jack Ryan television series has just gotten the greenlight for 10 episodes from Amazon.
A reinvention with a modern sensibility, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan follows Ryan (Krasinski), an up-and-coming CIA analyst 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.
From the sounds of it, they’re going back to a version of Jack Ryan most similar to Chris Pine’s iteration. I’m good with that.