Rachel Weisz Also in Talks to Join Jeremy Renner in 'Bourne Legacy'

May 10, 2011
Source: Deadline

Rachel Weisz / Bourne Legacy

Just recently we learned that Rachel Weisz was closing in on taking a role as one of the witches in Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful over at Disney. However, Deadline reports the actress is now up for another high profile role. Apparently Weisz is in deeper talks to take the lead female role in the franchise spin-off The Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner. The role would haveĀ  her playing an operative from a covert government program that is even more dangerous than the Treadstone brainwashing program that hatched Matt Damon's Bourne character. Though the story exists in the same universe, the character is new.

There's a slight chance that Weisz will be able to take both roles, but her schedule will be very tight. Apparently The Bourne Legacy is supposed to shoot in September, while Oz: The Great and Powerful will shoot in the summer. However, if she's unable to do both films, it sounds like Universal franchise spin-off will be the project she ends up taking in the end. It would be great if Weisz could take two big roles like this after staying relatively low key with films that haven't gotten much attention at the box office in the past couple years (even if The Brothers Bloom was one of the best films of 2009). Which project would you rather see Rachel Weisz join?

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  • Quazzimotto
    I could get behind this, especially with Renner starring. Solid actors. Rather of had Greengrass and Damon regardless. The studio really F'd up a sure thing.
    • Anonymous
      I look forward to stable cameras...
  • JL
    Great news. This Bourne Legacy project keeps looking better and better. Bourne is one of the few franchises to go stale, and it looks like they are doing a good job so far in the lead casting. I was upset about Matt Damon dropping out of the franchise until I heard about Renner taking on the new lead character, and if they keep signing on actors like him and Weisz, this should not be a disappointment.
  • Xerxexx
    The cast is excellent, could be good.
  • Johnny
    Bourne is a rehash. Oz could be a classic.
  • Great Team to cast..
  • avi3316
    great casting and Renner is a good replacement for Matt Damon onley i don't believe in Marshall. So i keep it in the middle...




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