Shia LaBeouf Joins the List of Contenders for 'The Bourne Legacy'?
by Ethan Anderton
March 2, 2011
Just last week we heard about a huge list of contenders that included nearly every hot young actor in the industry vying for the lead role in the franchise spin-off The Bourne Legacy. Names like Jake Gyllenaal, Paul Dano, Josh Hartnett, Alex Pettyfer and more were mentioned to be in the running, but now another name has come out of the woodwork, and it's surprising that he wasn't included in the first round of names. Both Latino Review and What's Playing have learned that Shia LaBeouf is in the running to lead the film that takes the title from Robert Ludlum's book, but for whatever reason won't be using the story at all.
LaBeouf has had plenty of experience in the action department with three Transformers films under his belt along with Eagle Eye and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. LaBeouf doesn't seem like the most intimidating guy to become a Bourne-like agent of the government, but of course this is a whole new hero, and a whole new chapter of a standalone project, so he doesn't have to be just like Matt Damon or anything.
Latino Review's source says there's a good chance the role may end up going to LaBeouf (it sounds like he's already met with writer/director Tony Gilroy), but with all these actors in the running, anything can happen. Would you like Shia LaBeouf in The Bourne Legacy?