Sherlock Holmes' screenwriter Anthony Peckham has signed on to write the script for Paramount's Untitled Jack Ryan Project spy thriller, starring Chris Pine as Ryan, Tom Clancy's intelligence officer-turned-action hero, according to Heat Vision.

Jack Bender (Lost) is attached to direct.

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The Untitled Jack Ryan Project will tell the story of Ryan's early career. The story is set in Russia, with terrorist acts as a backdrop.

The studio hopes to begin shooting this year or early next year and is hiring Anthony Peckham to prep the project for take-off.