Shooting will soon begin on the new, currently-untitled Jason Bourne film that will feature the return of Academy Award-winning actor Matt Damon to the title role with The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum helmer Paul Greengrass back in the director’s chair. Today, Variety brings word that Damon will have a fellow Academy Award winner starring opposite him as Tommy Lee Jones has just signed on for a role.
Little is known about the plot of the new film, although it has been confirmed that it will not feature a crossover between Damon’s Bourne and Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross. Julia Stiles will be reprising her franchise role, however, with Ex Machina and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.‘s Alicia Vikander also set to star.
Jones recently co-wrote, directed and starred in The Homesman, based on the Glendon Swarthout novel. He’ll next star in the sci-fi tinged action thriller Criminal, starring opposite Gary Oldman, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Costner, Alice Eve and Gal Gadot. Although his Bourne 5 role has not yet been revealed, the trade suggests that he’ll be playing a high-ranking CIA officer.
Frank Marshall will again produce the new film alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment. Greengrass, Damon and Greg Goodman also produce.
Production should begin shortly on Bourne 5 as the film is slated to hit the big screen July 29, 2016.