Tommy Lee Jones has agreed to star in the upcoming fifth entry into the Bourne franchise. While, Bourne 5 doesn’t have an official title, it will be released in April, 2016.
Along with Tommy Lee Jones and Matt Damon, reprising his role as Jason Bourne, the fifth entry will be directed by Paul Greengrass, who sent the original three films to another level with The Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum. It will also star Ex Machina‘s Alicia Vikander, Viggo Mortensen, and Julia Stiles back in her supporting role as Nicky Parsons.
According to the report in Variety, Tommy Lee Jones will play a CIA agent, in a role probably similar to the ones embodied by Bryan Cox, David Strathairn, and Chris Cooper in the earlier films. Ed Norton starred as a CIA op in The Bourne Legacy, but let’s forget about that film. Most have.
I am a bit torn on a fifth Bourne film even existing. The first three films felt like a perfect trilogy, with a captivating beginning, middle, and end, even punctuated by similar shots of Jason Bourne floating in the sea. Alas, Hollywood has vetoed my opinion. Judging by the talent assembled here, perhaps Bourne 5 won’t be completely a wash.