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John Krasinski Admits It's 'Super Intimidating' to Step into Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford's Shoes as New Jack Ryan

Originally posted 08/26/2016 03:55PM

John Krasinski is officially adding his name to the illustrious list of stars who've portrayed Tom Clancy's iconic character Jack Ryan – and, yea, he's "a little nervous."

Krasinski's turn as the CIA agent will headline a new, 10-episode Amazon series. Ryan has previously been brought to the big screen by Harrison Ford in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, Alec Baldwin in The Hunt for Red October, Ben Affleck in The Sum of All Fears and, most recently, Chris Pine in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

"People say there's nothing like your first, so the first time I saw Jack Ryan it was with Alec Baldwin," Krasinski tells PEOPLE. "And then Harrison Ford, I don't know if you can get better than him. And Ben Affleck and Chris Pine are huge superstars of our current day."

Krasinski knows that he has some big shoes to fill, but is "thrilled" for the challenge: "It's super intimidating coming behind them to add something new and something fresh. They are just going into the writers room now so it's very new."

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John Krasinski Will Play Jack Ryan in Amazon Series

Originally posted 08/16/2016 02:05PM

John Krasinski has been missing from the small screen after wrapping up The Office in 2013, but that's about to change.

The 36-year-old actor has signed on to play author Tom Clancy's iconic CIA character Jack Ryan in a new 10-episode series for Amazon.

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Critics' Corner: The New Season of Sherlock, Drake on SNL and More | Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine, Drake, Martin Freeman

Critics' Corner: The New Season of Sherlock, Drake on SNL and More

Originally posted 01/17/2014 12:00PM

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Is Chris Pine a Worthy Jack Ryan in Shadow Recruit? PEOPLE's Review

See This/Skip That: From Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit to Ride Along

Originally posted 01/17/2014 12:00PM

Chris Pine has some mighty big shoes to fill, stepping in for Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford as he takes on an iconic role in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. But is he up to the task?

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Exclusive Jack Ryan Clip: Chris Pine, Keira Knightley and Couples Therapy

Originally posted 01/08/2014 10:00AM

Chris Pine is trading spaceships for sharp suits, taking on the role of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan in the new thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

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Chris Pine Recalls 'Cyclone of Insanity' Working with Lindsay Lohan | Chris Pine, Lindsay Lohan

Chris Pine Recalls 'Cyclone of Insanity' Working with Lindsay Lohan

Originally posted 01/03/2014 10:00AM

Chris Pine saw the craziness of fame up close while working with Lindsay Lohan. And it unnerved him.

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