AceShowbiz - Michael B. Jordan has reportedly been cast to play author Tom Clancy's literary hero John Clark in a new film franchise.
Jordan will also produce the projects alongside Akiva Goldsman, Josh Appelbaum, and Andre Nemec.
Bosses at Paramount Pictures have not yet hired a director, but they are actively meeting with filmmakers and writers, according to Variety.
The films will centre on Clark, an ex-Navy SEAL-turned-operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), who has appeared in 17 novels, beginning with 1988's "The Cardinal of the Kremlin".
Clark's character works alongside CIA analysis expert Jack Ryan, who has been featured in films including "Patriot Games", "The Hunt for Red October", and "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit". John Krasinski currently plays the character in the hit Amazon TV series, "Jack Ryan".
The new Clancy films have been in development for several years, with Chris McQuarrie and Ryan Reynolds previously in talks as director and star, respectively.
Meanwhile, Jordan will next be seen reprising his role as Adonis Johnson alongside Sylvester Stallone in "Creed II", which is set for release on November 21. In the movie, Jordan's character prepares to fight the son of boxer Ivan Drago, who killed Johnson's father, Apollo Creed, in "Rocky IV".