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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
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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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)
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 »
McLaren was most recently VP of production and development at Universal and has overseen “Lone Survivor,” “Dracula Untold” and “The Best Man Holiday.” She also oversaw Blumhouse titles and worked on “Unfriended” and “The Visit.”
As a junior executive, she worked on “The Bourne Legacy” and “Mama.” McLaren has been in pre-production on the next “Bourne” movie and “The Purge 3.”
- Dave McNary
Perhaps the only person unhappy to hear that Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass will reunite for a fifth Bourne movie is Jeremy Renner. Why? Well, Universal essentially scrapped The Bourne Legacy follow-up which had its release date swiped by this anticipated release. It’s not exactly hard to understand why they did that of course. The movie
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- Josh Wilding
Matt Damon long wanted to make Bourne 5 a reality - and all he needed was for the world to change.
In an interview with Buzzfeed, Damon said that a massive change in global politics was needed before he could bring back Jason Bourne.
"We always looked at those movies as really about the Bush presidency, and so we kind of had to wait for the world to change," he explained.
"Without giving too much of it away, it's Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world. 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."
While the plot remains tightly under wraps, Damon did let »
Matt Damon just provided an update on the upcoming fifth instalment to the Bourne franchise, explaining the main thrust and drive that drew him back to the character. As it turns out, we have Edward Snowden and the recent austerity crisis across Europe to thank for Damon.s involvement. During his recent discussion with Buzz Feed, Matt Damon, who previously starred in The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Legacy, which in turn helped to turn him into a legitimate action star, admitted that everyone involved had to wait for the world to change in order to bring a fresh edge to the series. He explained that after discussing the idea of a follow-up a number of times with director Paul Greengrass over the years, it wasn.t until Edward Snowden and the Nsa whistleblowing tales emerged that they felt they had a story worth telling. Damon said: »
Though the last movie in the franchise, The Bourne Legacy, debuted in 2012, we haven't seen Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in eight years, since he last played the character in 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum. And when Bourne 5 hits theaters in July of 2016, almost a full decade will have gone by. That's a lot of time, and a lot has changed in the world. Especially when it comes to civil liberties and democracy. In a new interview, Matt Damon confirms that these themes will be at the forefront of the new story his team is setting out to tell.
No real plot details have been released for Bourne 5. Though, the main cast is starting to come together, with newcomers Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander joining the sequel earlier this year. And Julia Stiles is returning to reprise her role as Bourne ally Nicky Parsons from previous installments. Though, these previous »
Right now, pretty much the only thing we know about the plot of the next Bourne movie is that it’ll be about Bourne. Matt Damon reprises his role as the amnesiac spy for the first time since 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum, after sitting out 2012’s The Bourne Legacy. But with shooting scheduled to begin next week, […]
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- Angie Han
While promoting "The Martian," Matt Damon gave Buzzfeed some updates on the untitled "Bourne" sequel, which starts production next week. Damon said he and director Paul Greengrass had always looked at the "Bourne" movies as about the Bush presidency, so they took a page from John Mayer and waited on the world to change before revisiting Damon's character. Thanks to Edward Snowden and the Nsa scandal, they felt it was time to be Bourne again. Here are Damon's details on the new plot:
Without giving too much of it away, it's Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world. 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. »
- Gina Carbone
Ahead of American Ultra's arrival in UK cinemas, here's our pick of the 25 finest, sneakiest secret agents in film...
Operatives. Spies. Moles. Infiltrators. Secret agents go by many names. In fact, Britain's national security agency doesn't even call them agents - they're covert human intelligence sources, or simply “officers".
Whatever we choose to call them, secret agents lead necessarily furtive and obscure lives - so obscure that most of what we know about them is defined by what we've seen and read in books and movies.
During the Cold War, the image of the secret agent as a well-groomed sophisticate in a suit proliferated all over the world, and even in the high-tech landscape of the 21st century, that image still stands - just look at such movies as Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and, of course, the Bond franchise. But secret agents can come in many other guises, »
'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' 2015: Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' movie is a domestic box office bomb: Will it be saved by international filmgoers? Directed by Sherlock Holmes' Guy Ritchie and toplining Man of Steel star Henry Cavill and The Lone Ranger costar Armie Hammer, the Warner Bros. release The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has been a domestic box office disaster, performing about 25 percent below – already quite modest – expectations. (See also: “'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' Movie: Bigger Box Office Flop Than Expected.”) This past weekend, the $80 million-budget The Man from U.N.C.L.E. collected a meager $13.42 million from 3,638 North American theaters, averaging $3,689 per site. After five days out, the big-screen reboot of the popular 1960s television series starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum has taken in a mere $16.77 million. For comparison's sake: »
- Zac Gille
With the casts of "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation" and "Fantastic Four" doing press tours, a few key quotes have come up from some of the stars of those films.
First up Jeremy Renner spoke with ScreenRant about the Bourne franchise which he became a part of playing Aaron Cross in "The Bourne Legacy". With Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass returning to the franchise for the next outing, it's already been indicated Renner's character won't cross paths with Damon in the next film.
If the studio did decide to do it in another sequel though, Renner was asked if he'd be up for it. He says: "Yeah, I mean in two seconds. I love that world. I love the character. If they want to do that, I'm in. there's no 'no' coming from this direction."
Meanwhile, the "Fantastic Four" cast was asked by ComicBook.com about what they would like to »
- Garth Franklin
It has been suggested that the Men in Black star will play a high-ranking CIA officer in the upcoming action movie, according to Variety.
Damon is returning to the Bourne series as Jason Bourne, with Paul Greengrass as director.
The fifth film in the franchise is expected to premiere on July 29, 2016.
While Universal Pictures and the filmmakers still haven't decided on an official title for the Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel, the cast continues to grow. Variety reports that Tommy Lee Jones has signed on for Bourne 5, portraying a "superior officer at the CIA." The role is being compared to the characters played by Chris Cooper, David Strathairn, Brian Cox and Edward Norton in the first four Bourne movies.
Tommy Lee Jones will be joined by Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, Julia Stiles as Nicky Parsons and Alicia Vikander, whose role has not yet been revealed. We reported last month that Viggo Mortensen was being sought to portray the main villain, but his involvement has never been confirmed yet. Universal is also moving forward with a separate sequel for 2012's The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, but producer Frank Marshall has confirmed that there are no current plans for Jason Bourne »
Tommy Lee Jones will reportedly play "a superior officer at the CIA" in the upcoming Bourne sequel bringing Matt Damon back as Jason Bourne and Paul Greengrass to direct following the less than stellar response to The Bourne Legacy. Not much is known about the film so far other than the fact Damon is back as Bourne, Julia Stiles is back as Nicky and Alicia Vikander is joining the feature as an unknown character while Viggo Mortensen's name has been rumored for a villain role. Jones' role is expected to be along the same lines as those played by Edward Norton, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox and David Strathairn in past Bourne features. The film is currently slated for a July 29, 2016 release with production expected to begin later this summer. Variety »
- Brad Brevet
Cameras are set to be unpacked shortly on the fifth movie in the Bourne movie series, and crucially the film that will bring Matt Damon back into the franchise. He'll be playing Jason Bourne for the fourth time in the new movie, with his character having being talked about extensively in The Bourne Legacy, which starred Jeremy Renner. A separate Bourne film that'll see the return of Renner is being developed separately.
Furthermore, Damon is reuniting with The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass for the new film (they also worked together on Green Zone), which also has Alicia Vikander and Julia Stiles amongst its cast.
Variety now reports too that Tommy Lee Jones is to take on a role in the new Bourne film, although as you might expect, exact »
Tommy Lee Jones, over the course of his career, has played the stoic bureaucrat who has had to stop our hero (be it Will Smith, Harrison Ford or Chris Evans) from saving the day. Now, he.s putting Matt Damon in his eyesights as part of the still-unnamed Jason Bourne sequel, with Paul Greengrass at the helm. Variety reports that Tommy Lee Jones has joined the next Bourne adventure, co-starring alongside Matt Damon, who returns to the series after sitting out 2012.s The Bourne Legacy. The trade notes that Jones will play "a superior officer at the CIA," which puts him at the tail end of a long line of character actors playing stuffed shirts in the Bourne series, including the great Joan Allen, Brian Cox, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Albert Finney, Chris Cooper and Stacy Keach. Seriously, that.s an amazing repertory of angry, bitter old actors who hate »
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