Variety reports that Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, Ocean’s Thirteen) will play the villain in the new Bourne movie, in which he will menace returning star Matt Damon. Variety notes he’s playing an assassin on the trail of Jason Bourne.
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 of ex-CIA agent Nicky Parsons, however, with Ex Machina‘s Alicia Vikander in the female lead and Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones as a high-ranking CIA officer.
“Without giving too much of it away, it’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world,” Damon previously said about the sequel. “It seems like enough has changed, you know? There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy.”
Paul Greengrass will direct once again from a script he co-wrote with Christopher Rouse. 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 with production set to shoot in Greece and Las Vegas. The film is set to hit the big screen July 29, 2016.