Jack Ryan

HOLLYWOOD stars Keira Knightley and Kenneth Branagh were in Liverpool city centre filming a new blockbuster, Jack Ryan.

Crews from a feature film with the provisional title Jack Ryan – based on the Tom Clancy spy novels – shut down the Commercial District as Branagh directed car chase scenes on Castle Street and Water Street.

The Strand was also closed from 2am and was believed to be the scene for street car chases.

The movie will see Star Trek actor Chris Pine reprise the role of CIA agent Ryan – previously played on the big screen by Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford – in the Paramount Pictures production, which is thought to be the first in a trilogy.

Crowds gathered to catch a glimpse of Knightley.

Earlier, what was believed to be the Pride and Prejudice star was snapped embracing a colleague.

Filming will continue until Thursday.
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