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.