The Bourne series has lost its star for the latest installment of the franchise, but Universal is sure doing its best to distract us from staring at that ever-present Damon-shaped depression in the Bourne mattress. With rising star Jeremy Renner set for the new Bourne-like character, and Rachel Weisz playing the female lead, the studio is now in talks with Edward Norton to play the The Bourne Legacy's villain--even though he hasn't really played a bad guy since 2003's Italian Job remake. Evidently, no one at Universal has seen him dressed up like a ridiculous troop leader. So, maybe with the combined star power of Renner, Weisz, and Norton, we'll be able to forget that Jason Bourne isn't in this goddammer. Probably not, though; I mean, his name is right there in the title.
With Jeremy Renner set to play the new guy who is similar to Bourne--but definitely not Bourne--in the new Bourne film, Universal's attention has shifted to the concern of who will be a girl in The Bourne Legacy, because everyone at the studio agrees there should be at least a ... / Continue →
After an exhaustive search that included rattling off the names of pretty much every young actor in Hollywood (a list inclusive enough to note Paul Dano), and screen-testing the rest, Universal has decided on who next will carry the mantle of the Bourne franchise: Jeremy Renner... / Continue →
Our search for a new Bourne lead who will not be Jason Bourne has at last moved beyond the name every young actor in Hollywood phase and into phase two: testing! According to Deadline, the first round of readings will take place the first week of April, and right now the lineup... / Continue →