Edward Norton to Play the Villain in Tony Gilroy's New 'Bourne Legacy'
Some juicy new casting news to throw your way this evening. Variety is reporting a big scoop that Oscar nominated actor Edward Norton, out shooting Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, is "in negotiations" to play the the villain in Universal's The Bourne Legacy opposite Jeremy Renner. The film is being directed by Tony Gilroy and also has Rachel Weisz attached to star. Unfortunately, they don't have any details on the character or story, except that it's about "another assassin who seeks his identity" that isn't Jason Bourne, as we've known for a while. Either way, it's awesome to see Norton back in a good role with potential like this.
Frank Marshall, Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner are producing The Bourne Legacy, and it's supposed to start shooting in September. Unfortunately because it is a mysterious new Bourne film, not many other details are known about it yet, including what exactly the story is. As for Edward Norton, he last appeared in a few films like Stone and Leaves of Grass (a great flick), as well as Pride and Glory and The Incredible Hulk, so I'm excited about his potential to play a villain in something like this - I love seeing Norton really get into characters. That's all the info they have, but we'll keep our eyes out for more. Sound like good casting?