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.
After word in May that Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) was in contention for lead roles in both 20th Century Fox’s Assassin’s Creed and Universal’s Bourne 5, Deadline confirms that Vikander will star opposite Matt Damon in the fifth installment of the Jason Bourne saga. She will not, however, be joining Michael Fassbender in Fox’s video game adaptation.
There has been a surprise change of plans for the future of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise today as Deadline reports that the studio is now negotiating with star Matt Damon and The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass to re-team for a fifth big screen entry.
Just a little over one week short of a year to the date of the release of The Bourne Legacy, Universal Pictures is making plans to move forward with their lucrative “Bourne” franchise, having hired writer Anthony Peckham (Sherlock Holmes, Invictus) to script the fifth installment which will once again feature Jeremy Renner’s character Aaron Cross.
After three weeks of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Risesdominating the box office as other summer movies opened to disappointing results, three very different movies opened this weekend, each one performing decently.
Aaron Cross, a new hero, experiences life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by previous events
In cinemas August 10