Jeremy Renner will head up The Bourne Legacy
It's time to call off the search...
According to Deadline Jeremy Renner has officially been offered the lead in the next Bourne film, The Bourne Legacy.
After an exhaustive search by Universal Pictures for somebody capable of filling Matt Damon’s sizeable shoes in the fourth Bourne film, they appear to have their man in Renner. The casting puts to bed fears that Universal would cast a fresh young reboot-happy twink (think Zac Efron) in the role.
Renner seems to be the go-to guy for big action reboots at the moment. The Hurt Locker star was also recently drafted in to appear in the next Mission: Impossible movie, and possibly continue that series in Tom Cruise's stead.
This fourth Bourne sequel will be set in the same universe as the first three films, but will focus on a new character while Bourne himself takes a breather.
The film has been written and will be directed by Tony Gilroy, the director of Bourne Identity and producer of Supremacy and Ultimatum. No news what the plot will be or if Damon would make a cameo.
Filming kicks off this September, with a release date of 3 August, 2012 in place.
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