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.

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.

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