The Bourne Supremacy: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brian Cox has signed on to reprise his role in The Bourne Supremacy, the sequel to Universal Pictures' The Bourne Identity.

Cox will again team with Matt Damon and Franka Potente in the sequel along with Joan Allen and Karl Urban. Paul Greengrass is directing. Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley and Paul L. Sandberg are producing from a script by Tony Gilroy inspired by Robert Ludlum's second novel in the "Bourne" series.

At the same time, Cox has inked a deal to join Johnny Knoxville in the Farrelly brothers comedy The Ringer for Fox Searchlight Pictures. Barry Blaustein is directing from a script by Ricky Blitt. The comedy finds Knoxville's character posing as a mentally disabled man competing in the Special Olympics. Cox will play the uncle of Knoxville's character.

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Cox, who most recently starred onscreen in X2: X-Men United as William Stryker, recently wrapped a role as Agamemnon in Warner Bros. Pictures' Troy.

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