We reported last week that Tony Gilroy was directing The Bourne Legacy and now Hollywood Elsewhere is now reporting that Matt Damon will not be starring in the movie.

The site spoke with Tony Gilroy about the movie, who wanted to clarify some details in the original story. Here's what he had to say:

"The Bourne Legacy, for openers, has simply taking the title from Robert Ludlum's book "but will not use the story," Gilroy says. "It's a completely original screenplay." Secondly, "This is not a reboot or a recast or a prequel. No one's replacing Matt Damon. There will be a whole new hero, a whole new chapter...this is a stand-alone project.

"The easiest way to think of it is an expansion or a reveal," Gilroy says. "Jason Bourne will not be in this film, but he's very much alive. What happened in the first three films is the trigger for what happens. I'm building a legend and an environment and a wider conspiracy...the world we're making enhances and advances and invites Jason Bourne's return [down the road].

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"Everything you saw in the first three films actually happened, and everyone who got into will be rewarded for paying attention. We're going to show you the bigger picture, the bigger canvas. When you see what we're going and see what we're doing it'll be pretty obvious....but Jason Bourne's actvities in the first three films is the immediate trigger."

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further details on The Bourne Legacy as soon as we have more information.

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