Is George Clooney interested in stepping into Harrison Ford's and Ben Affleck's shoes? According to The Daily Beast, George Clooney has apparently expressed interest in a revival of the Jack Ryan character from the Tom Clancy novels and such films as Clear and Present Danger, Patriot Games and, most recently, 2002's The Sum Of All Fears.

Clooney also appears to be looking for his next commercial opportunity now that the Ocean's franchise seems to be played out. A source says he expressed interest in playing Jack Ryan when and if Paramount attempts to revive the Tom Clancy series. Clooney seems to recognize that at this time in the world and this time in his life (he's pushing 50), it's time for some commercial maintenance.

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