Paramount’s Tom Clancy adaptation Without Remorse has landed a villain as TheHollywoodReporter has learned that comedic actor Brett Gelman (Fleabag, Stranger Things, Love) will take a villainous role in the action-spy film focused on the Jack Ryan supporting character John Clark played by Michael B. Jordan (Just Mercy, Black Panther).
Brett Gelman, best known for scene-stealing work in Stranger Things and Fleabag, is going bad.
The comedic actor is taking a dramatic turn and will play a villain in Without Remorse, Paramount’s spy thriller starring Michael B. Jordan.
HN Entertainment previously confirmed that filming on Without Remorse will be taking place at Studio Babelsberg, which is located just outside Berlin, Germany.
A location previously used for Atomic Blonde, Captain America: Civil War, Duncan Jones’ Mute, Speed Racer, Inglourious Basterds, Hanna, Cloud Atlas, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Bridge of Spies, Kingdom of Heaven, Black Book, V For Vendetta, Valkyrie, Gun Powder Milkshake, and the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot.
Also, we revealed that production Kevin Kavanaugh (John Wick 2, John Wick 3, The Dark Knight Rises, Sicario: Day of The Soldado) is expected to be on the production team.
The rest of the cast includes Jamie Bell (King Kong, Filth) as Robert Ritter, Jodie Turner-Scott (Nightflyers) as Karen Greer, Jack Kesy (Deadpool 2), Cam Gigandet, Luke Mitchell, and Todd Lasance.
The script was penned by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Wind River) and directed by Stefano Sollima (Sicario: Day of The Soldado).
Clark, aka John Terrence Kelly, is an ex-Navy-SEAL-turned-operations-officer for the CIA who has appeared in 17 novels starting with 1988’s “The Cardinal of the Kremlin.” Though mainly seen as a secondary character who helps CIA analyst Jack Ryan with the physical elements of missions, Clark finally stepped into the spotlight with “Without Remorse,” which tells his backstory on how he came to work for the CIA.
The Navy SEAL, goes on a path to avenge his wife’s murder only to find himself inside a larger conspiracy.
Jordan is expected to reprise the role in the studio’s Rainbow Six film as well.
The Clark role has been previously played by Willem Dafoe (Clear and Present Danger) and Liev Schreiber (The Sum of All Fears).
Paramount Pictures has given Without Remorse a release date of September 18th, 2020.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER