Alicia Vikander Set to Star with Matt Damon in Next Bourne Movie
If you don't know the name Alicia Vikander yet you likely will very soon, as she is on her way to becoming a household name in Hollywood. After wowing audiences with her gripping performance in Alex Garland's sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, Deadline is reporting that Vikander has signed on to star in the next entry of the Bourne franchise known as Bourne 5. She will be sharing the screen with returning cast members Julia Stiles and Jason Bourne himself – Matt Damon. They will be directed by Paul Greengrass, who is also returning to the franchise. The film's villain will be played by Viggo Mortensen, who's reportedly in talks.
This is yet another interesting choice for the Swedish-born actress. She had been in talks with star alongside Michael Fassbender in the upcoming adaption of the video game Assassin's Creed but she chose to do the Bourne film instead and passed on Creed. Don't worry though, she will still be "everywhere" soon as she still has five more films still to come out in 2015: The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Tulip Fever, The Light Between the Oceans, Adam Jones and The Danish Girl. That is after already appearing in 2 other films, one that was excellent Testament of Youth and one that was not so good - Seventh Son. She is going to have a jam-packed rest of the year in 2015 and looks to be beginning to do that same for 2016.
What does this mean for the "other" Bourne movie though? We reported in January that Damon and Renner wouldn't appear together in any sort of crossover film. Producer Frank Marshall recently commented to our friends at SlashFilm that they are in fact different films/projects. I wouldn't be shocked if the Renner-led Bourne project continues to stall out as it seemed like Universal always wanted Damon and Greengrass back for another installment. I personally would love to see a "Battle of the Bourne Boys" with Renner going head to head with Damon. Bourne 5 will give us a good indication of what the future holds for this franchise.
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
To be honest, I am still not sold on Vikander. I think when people play robots they either nail it or they stink. She was surrounded by a lot of top level talent in EX MACHINA, so perhaps every one was just riding the RIDE. That is not to say she is bad or anything, I just need to see what Vikander can do in more films. // Welcome, Kevin Olson!
DAVIDPD on Jun 23, 2015
KevMerica on Jun 23, 2015
Watch her in A ROYAL AFFAIR opposite Mads Mikkelsen. She's definitely very talented.
KDV on Jun 23, 2015
Yessir, she's GREAT in a royal affair ... saw that a couple of years ago and I knew that she'd get bigger ... good for her ... ROC
cabo on Jun 24, 2015
Excellent! They got her. I wondered if push came to shove if she would do this or the one with her boyfriend, Fassbender. Seems she chose this and means she's got a head on her shoulders. This is going to be a very big movie and if it delivers as their other two did it will be hugely successful. One can't say the same for Assassin's Creed. So this is a very smart move on her part and top-notch awareness and casting on the part of Damon and Greengrass and their casting people. I don't find myself looking forward to much anymore these days regarding films, but I'm sure am for this one due to the fact that I thought these two guys hit their two previous Bourne movies out of the park. I doubt, as this writer hopes, that Damon or Greengrass would ever do one with Renner butting heads with Damon. It's just silly and wouldn't make any sense and they have no reason to. It's not what they do and have done with the character and the others films. Totally different DNA with theirs being top-of-the-line and Renner's just being regular to even mediocre. Why would they want to lower themselves to such nonsense? And I was okay with Renner's film. It was entertaining, but no where near the level of Damon and Greengrass' film. That would be my opinion, of course, and to me I am always, always right!...lol....
Bo on Jun 23, 2015
i like it in his parsalalitis
Adaptabiz on Jun 24, 2015
I agree bo! for me it's THE only movie i'm looking forward to next year! Renner's one was a 'chemistry lesson'...and so boring. can't wait for the next 'proper one'...bring it on!
lindsay george on Jun 24, 2015
Nothing against Vikander, she was great in ExM. But I hoped Julia Stiles' role would have been bigger in this one as it was growing from movie to movie. Can't wait for this!
Armitall on Jun 24, 2015
Just a thought, but I don't think one has anything to with the with other. It's all script stuff. Stiles is great, but her character serves a purpose and will continue to in the same manner. I don't think it would be wise to mess with it and try to make it more or bigger. Plus, there has always been another female role in these films, hasn't there? My hope is they bring back Joan Allen's character in some capacity also. We'll see. I'm with you as I can't wait for this too, but we've got to...sooo....be cool until then!...lol...
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Shelly5259 on Jun 24, 2015
Taking Tony Gilroy out of the project was the dumbest thing they could have done.
txJM on Jun 26, 2015
Neat! I'm a fan of hers, already.
Mark Brackney on Jun 27, 2015
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