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Last fall it was announced that , the created hero that that has seen a steady decline from the heydey of "," "," "," to the the nadir of ": Shadow Recruit," was going to be revived. We all just told our Dads, moved on, and forgot about it, but indeed, it's still happening.

Jim from "" aka has been tapped to play the CIA analyst in "." It might seem like an odd choice, but is among the series producers, and he cast the actor in his recent "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi," so there you go. Also shepherding the show is "" pair and .

Rather than focus on as a newbie, like 'Shadow Recruit' did, "" will roll with the character in his prime, and will use the novels as source material.

Amazon has snapped up the project, which is expected to go straight-to-series. Krasinski is certainly a different from the previous actors who have inhabited the role Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and but perhaps could be exactly what this creaking franchise needs. [Deadline]

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