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Director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon are returning to the series after skipping The Bourne Legacy, and have already signed Alicia Vikander (Ex_Machina) and Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive) to star alongside Damon, as well as the returning Julia Stiles.
No firm details on the film’s plot have been revealed yet, but word is that Cassel will play an assassin trying to track down Bourne.
See Also: Matt Damon talks “post-Snowden” Bourne 5
The Damon Bourne films, released between 2002 and 2007, have grossed over $1 billion worldwide.
Bourne 5 is set to open on July 29th, 2016.
- Scott J. Davis
Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, Eastern Promises) has signed on to play the villain in the new installment of the "Bourne" franchise, which is bringing back Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass. Plot details are unknown at this time, though sources say Cassel will play an assassin tracking Bourne. Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander and the returning Julia Stiles co-star. The new film is expected to begin shooting later this summer and will hit theaters on July 29th, 2016. »
One of the things that distinguishes the Jason Bourne films from the much lighter tone of the James Bond movies is the way the Bourne films seem grounded in the politics of the real world, something the Bond films studiously avoid. After all, it's more fun to watch a movie about a super-spy fighting a bald evil genius with a volcano lair and an army of henchmen than it is to watch an indictment of the modern surveillance state. But "fun" isn't necessarily what Paul Greengrass has been chasing in the "Bourne" films he's made, and with the newest addition to the series starting to pick up steam, I couldn't be happier. With Greengrass onboard to direct again, I think it's safe to say the film is good hands. Greengrass is co-writing it with Christopher Rouse, and little by little, they are putting together one hell of a cast. Vincent Cassel »
- Drew McWeeny
Before going toe-to-toe with Matt Damon in Paul Greengrass’ long-gestating sequel Bourne 5, Vincent Cassel will topline a drama of his own in Partisan, where he stars as a ruthless teacher – but not the kind you may expect.
Entertainment Weekly has the maiden trailer for Ariel Kleiman’s gritty Australian drama, shedding light on Cassel’s protagonist, Gregori. Less of a shining example and more of a cult leader, this is a character who recruits young children to do his evil bidding without batting an eyelid, as he looks to keep a watchful eye on his closed community. Jeremy Chabriel is on board to play one of those 11-year-old children, who is drawn in by Gregori’s promise of freedom and blissful peace.
Coaching him in basic life skills such as cooking and raising livestock – did we mention his training with weapons? – Gregori’s twisted perspective of life and how to »
- Michael Briers
Jesse Eisenberg is the unlikely action hero at the centre of American Ultra, a fast-talking, hyper-violent action-comedy about a stoner who turns out to be a Jason Bourne-like sleeper agent. Making it an Adventureland reunion is Kristen Stewart, onboard as Eisenberg's equally-blazed girlfriend Phoebe.
Eisenberg plays Mike Howell in typically fidgety fashion, working a dead-end job at a convenience store while he tries to find the right moment to propose to Phoebe. When the CIA puts a kill order on him (Mike was part of the defunct "Ultra" programme before getting his memory wiped), old instincts kick in and before long he's turned a spoon into a deadly weapon to take down a pair of government goons.
Staging a fake viral outbreak, the government seal off Mike's small West Virginia town to pen him in and finish the job. Topher Grace's conniving agent Yates pulls the strings from Langley »
French actor will reportedly play an assassin tracking Matt Damon’s returning sometime amnesiac operative in latest instalment of blockbuster spy saga
Cassel, 48, makes a rare foray into Hollywood big-budget fare as an assassin tracking Bourne. The new, as-yet-untitled film will see Damon reunite with regular series director Paul Greengrass, who also co-writes the screenplay with Christopher Rouse after taking time out from the $1.2bn espionage saga. The actor’s most recent appearance as Bourne was in 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum, following which Jeremy Renner played a different agent in the less successful The Bourne Legacy in 2012.
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- Ben Child
The French actor will play an assassin tracking Damon's enigmatic protagonist, Variety reports.
It was announced in 2014 that Damon will return to the Bourne series as Jason Bourne, with Paul Greengrass as director.
Matt Damon explains why he's returned for a "post-Snowden" Bourne 5: 'It feels like the world has changed'
The fifth film in the franchise is expected to premiere on July 29, 2016.
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Production is shortly to officially begin on the next Jason Bourne movie adventure, that sees Matt Damon returning to play the role for the fourth time. Also returning for the thus-far unnamed Bourne 5 is director Paul Greengrass, who to date has helmed The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum in the series.
Joining Damon in the cast? We already know that Julia Stiles is back for this one, and Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones have both signed up for duty too. Now Variety reports that Vincent Kassel (Black Swan) has joined the cast too. His exact role isn't yet known, short of the fact that he's going to be play an assassin who's trying to take Jason Bourne out.
Bourne 5 is set to shoot in Greece and America, and it's due in cinemas »
Universal Pictures' Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel has found its villain, with Variety reporting that Vincent Cassel has signed on to play Jason Bourne's (Matt Damon) main enemy. The site reveals that Vincent Cassel is playing an assassin who is tracking Jason Bourne. On Friday, Matt Damon himself revealed that shooting begins sometime this week, but this report claims that production will start "later this summer."
No specific plot details have been given, but Matt Damon revealed last week that the story is set in a "post-Snowden world," with the main action taking place in a "austerity-riddled Europe." Edward Snowden was the CIA analyst who leaked confidential documents outlining the U.S. government's tactics for spying on the American public. The actor also confirmed that filming will begin in Greece, ending in Las Vegas. The main themes of this plot will revolve around spying on the public, civil liberties and democracy in general. »
With production said to be taking place shortly on Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass’ return to the Bourne franchise, the rest of the cast is slowly coming together with Variety reporting that Black Swan and Ocean Twelve’s Vincent Cassel has come onboard for the villain role, playing an assassin on the trail of our favourite kick ass spy who’s not James Bond. Cassell joins the returning Bourne and Julia Stiles, swell as other new comers Alicia Vikander as the female lead and Tommy Lee Jones as high ranking CIA officer. Nothing much is known about this latest instalment of the popular franchise, but we do know we won’t be seeing a crossover between Bourne and Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross from The Bourne Legacy. Whatever it ends up being called, Bourne 5 comes our way July 29th 2016. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
The cast of the next Bourne movie is shaping up to be downright amazing, with Matt Damon obviously set to return as Jason Bourne and Julia Stiles reprising her role from the first three movies. Meanwhile, new additions so far include Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones. Now, Vincent Cassel (Child 44) has been targeted for
- Josh Wilding
With shooting set to kick off soon, Paul Greengrass is busily gathering the remaining cast for the next, as-yet-untitled Jason Bourne collaboration with Matt Damon. He now has a primary nemesis in line for our hero, with Vincent Cassel putting the film in its sights.Exactly what he’ll be doing remains a secret for now, though Variety’s sources have heard he’ll be an assassin in the vein of Clive Owen and Edgar Ramirez, who have been among those to tussle with Bourne through the franchise to date. He joins a cast that already includes Julia Stiles (back as Nicky), Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones for a fresh Bourne outing whose plot is likewise being kept quiet. Damon, who is working on the film alongside Greengrass and the director’s co-writer Christopher Rouse, recently alluded to this film exploring a post-Edward Snowden world and one that »
Vincent Cassel has been cast as the main villain in the fifth ‘Bourne’ movie over at Universal, so reports Variety. The film is set to go into production very soon, as it has a release date already set for July 29th if next year.
Not much is known about the plot of the movie, but director Paul Greengrass, who returns to the franchise that he helped define, wrote the script with Christopher Rouse. Shooting is expected to take in locations in Greece and Las Vegas.
- Paul Heath
Talented French actor Vincent Cassel has joined the cast of the untitled fifth Bourne movie. According to Variety, Cassel is set to play a villainous role in the action sequel. Sources claim the Ocean's Twelve star will be an assassin hunting down Matt Damon's elusive Jason Bourne - in the vein of characters portrayed by the likes of Clive Owen and Karl Urban in the original trilogy. Cassel joins an already impressive cast, which includes Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander, alongside franchise veterans Damon and Julia Stiles. The Bourne Supremacy/Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass is back at the helm once again as well. Damon recently claimed this sequel would be set in a "post-Snowden world", and revealed that filming starts this week in Greece. The original Bourne trilogy was immensely popular with both fans and critics alike, raking in almost $1 billion at the global box office. Comparitvely, 2012's »
Every spy thriller needs its villain, and so in Bourne 5, Vincent Cassel will be the one making trouble for our favorite amnesiac hero. The French actor is set to join Matt Damon in the upcoming film, which is being directed by Paul Greengrass. Get all the details on the Bourne 5 Vincent Cassel casting […]
The post ‘Bourne 5′ Adds Vincent Cassel as Villain appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Joining the likes of Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander and, following a brief spell on the sidelines while Legacy was in the ether, Matt Damon, there’s no word yet on who the esteemed French actor will be playing, though his casting is surely a major coup for Universal as it looks to get its Bourne action series back on track.
Throughout his career, Cassel has appeared in a variety of different roles on both sides of the moral compass. Chief among those is his part in the Ocean sequels, along with Darren Aronofsky’s adorned Black Swan. According to today’s report, he’ll be playing an asset, a mysterious figure who is tasked with hunting Damon’s titular agent. Across the course of the series, »
- Michael Briers
Vincent Cassel will face off against Matt Damon, as the French star has been cast as the villain in the next “Bourne” sequel. Damon and Cassel will be joined by Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones and Julia Stiles in the next installment from director Paul Greengrass. The helmer co-wrote the screenplay with Christopher Rouse. Plot details are still unknown, yet production is expected to begin this year to hit theaters July 29, 2016. Also Read: 'The Martian' Trailer: Matt Damon Struggles to Survive While Stranded on the Red Planet (Video) Frank Marshall, Greengrass, Damon, Greg Goodman and Ben Smith are producers on the film, »
- Matt Donnelly
Well, this is awesome! We don't often see Vincent Cassel in Hollywood films, but among the handful he's done are "Ocean's Twelve" and "Ocean's Thirteen." Perhaps he became pals with Matt Damon while working on those flicks, because the pair are set to reteam for a big summer blockbuster. Read More: 10th Anniversary: 5 Things You May Not Know About 'The Bourne Identity' Variety reports that Cassel will play an assassin on the hunt for Jason Bourne/David Webb in "Bourne 5." He joins Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones,and Julia Stiles in the Paul Greengrass directed movie: plot details are being kept under wraps, though the story is inspired by the post-Snowden world we live in. Interestingly, the script is being co-written by Christopher Rouse, Greengrass' longtime editor. Perhaps instead of trying to find the movies in the edit —a not uncommon occurrence of past 'Bourne' movies— Greengrass is »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Vincent Cassel has joined the cast of Universal Pictures' yet-untitled Jason Bourne movie, which has Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass returning to the fold. Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander and Julia Stiles have also been cast in the pic, the logline of which is being kept quiet. Greengrass and Christopher Rouse are writing the script. Frank Marshall is producing the action-thriller alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment as well as Greengrass, Damon… »
Paul Greengrass is back to direct and co-pen the script with Christopher Rouse. Frank Marshall again produces the action-thriller alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment. Greengrass, Damon, Greg Goodman and Ben Smith also produce. Rouse and Henry Morrison serve as executive producers.
Plot details are unknown at this time, though sources say Cassel will play an assassin tracking Bourne. Cassel joins the ranks of Clive Owen, Karl Urban and Edgar Ramirez, who played the villains in previous “Bourne” chapters.
Production is expected to begin later this summer. The film will bow on July 29, 2016.
Damon’s three Bourne movies, which began in 2002 and ended in 2007, grossed nearly $1 billion at the worldwide box office. »
- Justin Kroll
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