The role of The Saint (aka Simon Templar) was made famous by Roger Moore in the 1960s and Val Kilmer played the character in an under-rated movie from Phillip Noyce in 1997. The character was portrayed onscreen by Adam Rayner in a TV movie which screened in 2017.
It would seem that Chris Pine is Paramount Pictures’ go-to franchise re-starter guy, having starred as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. In 2018 Chris Pratt was apparently in the frame for the role, but Pine is a much better fit.
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