‘The Bourne Legacy’ Wants Jeremy Renner

‘Sucker Punch’ actor Oscar Isaac was director Tony Gilroy's top choice, although Universal Pictures didn't sign off on him.
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‘The Bourne Legacy’ Wants Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner offered the lead in The Bourne Supremacy Several names have been thrown about to star in director Tony Gilroy's spin-off The Bourne Legacy, with the latest being Jeremy Renner.

It seems Tony Gilroy was interested in casting Oscar Isaac, who currently stars in Sucker Punch, but Universal Pictures didn't approve of the actor, for unknown reasons. Earlier today, an offer went out to Jeremy Renner to topline this new adventure.

Just last week, we reported that actors such as Joel Edgerton, Garrett Hedlund, Dominic Cooper, and Luke Evans were screen testing for the role. Shia LaBeouf, Taylor Kitsch, and Logan Marshall-Green have also been mentioned in connection with this highly-coveted part.

Tony Gilroy, who wrote the previous three Jason Bourne movies, will direct The Bourne Legacy from his own screenplay. This new story will borrow the title from Robert Ludlum's book, but won't implement the story. Little is known about the plot, except that it will not feature Jason Bourne, at least not in the present day. The project will leave room for Matt Damon to return for future installments.

The Bourne Legacy was released August 10th, 2012.

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  • messenger • 4 years ago

    @meiray

    If being in a film that won best picture at the Oscars doesn't make you an A-list actor I don't know what does.

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    • meiray • 4 years ago

      Eh. He's a good actor, and not every leading man needs to be gorgeous, but I don't really see this guy as an automatic go-to for relaunching less-than-dead franchises that star bonefide A-listers.

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      • narrator • 4 years ago

        @2movieguys... the Bourne franchise is one of the biggest action franchises of the past decade, maybe even all time. Renner wouldn't be selling out if he got the lead role in the spin-off; he'd be moving up. Your logic is often times... non-existent?

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        • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

          Nooooooooooooooooo don't sell ou!!!!!!!!!

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          • ChiRep-1 • 4 years ago

            Thumbs up to Renner, thumbs down to everything else about the movie... Unless Damon is confirmed for a cameo at the least it won't earn my money.

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            • skywise • 4 years ago

              Well if they HAVE to do this then Renner is by far my favorite choice for...whatever role he is playing.

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              • narrator • 4 years ago

                ..no one is replacing Damon's character, guys. Seriously.

                Whoever they cast is playing a character who is also in the Agency. We basically see through that characters eyes, as he uncovers more truths about the Treadstone program, as well as the ramifications of Bourne's actions in the past few films. It's a spin-off, to make the studio money (obviously), as well as show that more is going on in the agency than just Bourne's immediate involvement, which is pretty realistic. While this is still not the greatest idea, at least they're trying to make this legitimately good, and have it stand on it's own until Greengrass and Damon are good and ready for a new film. Remember, they're not necessarily available at the same time for a Bourne feature, and the studio won't leave one of their few money making franchises' alone. What do you expect them to do? Do something original? Don't be blasphemous. this is just the lesser of two evils, and one we may even enjoy and appreciate.

                Gilroy's a talented writer and a pretty good director. If anyone can make up for the fact that Universal's attempting to milk this beloved franchise, it's him. I sound like a broken record whenever news on this feature pops up. F*cking tiring.

                As for renner's involvement, I don't know. He has a franchise coming up, as others have mentioned, and I feel like whoever this agent is, they shouldn't necessarily be manly and bad-ass. If I remember correctly, we'd follow a lower level associate type guy on a search for the truth or something, and I feel a less "bad-ass" actor would be more appropriate, so as not to make the character seem Bournish, but rather a paper boy in over his head, etc. That's just me, and my memory may be off.

                For those screaming for Damon, don't worry. They'll leave the door open for Bourne to come back, so long as Damon and Greengrass actually want to.

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                • thedarkknight23 • 4 years ago

                  He is perfect for the role hes done a decade of movies where he plays action roles he perfectly suited

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                  • messenger • 4 years ago

                    If anyone to replace Damon it's Renner, he is awesome!

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                    • instead8909 • 4 years ago

                      Awesome actor and I can't get enough of him.

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                      • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 4 years ago

                        Sad to say we dont want him! Sorry Renner you are a great actor but the OBurne series is being played with, and tweaked, whether instead of it being part of that Legacy why not chnage key themes referring to OBurne and make it a new series, i just cant fathom why they dont leave it alone!?

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                        • emmytt • 4 years ago

                          @cupid agreed

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                          • cupid • 4 years ago

                            The whole bourne series is dead to me now if Matt out.

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                            • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                              thats true. he did get Mission Impossible and he might take the series over after the next one

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                              • kguy • 4 years ago

                                Matt, come back PLEASE!!!!

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                                • k-man • 4 years ago

                                  Nooo!! I'm getting tired of this guy! He's comes across as too damn arrogant too.

                                  Besides, I wanted to see Joel Edgerton get the role. He seems like a star in the making.

                                  Fat_Jesus is right, Jeremy doesn't need this.....mission impossible is coming out later this year and it's even been rumored that the mantel is being passed on from Tom to Jeremy to continue the series. If that's true, Jeremy doing both franchises will be overkill.

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                                  • SherlockHolmes2009 • 4 years ago

                                    Yo sign him up. He'll make the film watchable

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                                    • fat-jesus • 4 years ago

                                      He's already got Mission Impossible. He doesn't need this.

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                                      • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                                        the chance of me watching this just went up a little

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                                        • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                          And they aren't vying for the role of Jason Bourne. Get that through your thick skulls...

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