Matt Damon was the super assassin with amnesia and he was the right actor to play that role. But now that Universal is making a fourth installment without Damon and the mission has begun to find the actor that can step into his shoes.
A shortlist for director Tony Gilroy’s The Bourne Legacy has been leaked and contains five names, these stars include Jake Gyllenhaal, Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch, and Kellan Lutz. While, the other name on the list is Tobey Maguire.
The article reported by Variety says that the list contains both actors Gilroy is interested in for the part and actors the studio is pushing. Making the casting process all the more interesting, Gilroy wants to screentest all of the actors, meaning that it’s entirely possible that an unknown name could still swing in and take the part.
Deadline though has other names to report. Deadline reports that Joel Edgerton, Josh Hartnett, Paul Dano, Michael Pitt, Oscar Isaac, Michael Fassbender, Luke Evans, Alex Pettyfer, and Benjamin Walker are also in for the part.
I still find it hard to imagine any Bourne movie without Jason Bourne. It is like a James Bond movie without the famous 007 agent.
The film is currently scheduled to begin production this Spring.