Shooting is slated to begin next week on the fifth film in the popular Jason Bourne series, a film which sees the return of star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass who last worked on the third film “The Bourne Ultimatum” back in 2007.
Story details are being kept under tight wraps on the new film, but Damon himself has finally spoken briefly about the new film and how it will be very much set in a contemporary time. He tells Buzzfeed:
“Without giving too much of it away, it’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world. It seems like enough has changed, you know? There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy.”
This has also impacted the film’s locations it seems as Damon added:
“We’re starting in Greece, you know, the beginning of democracy. And the movie ends in Las Vegas, the most grotesque incarnation of… [laughs]”
Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander are reportedly joining the cast of the film which also sees Julia Stiles set to reprise her role of ex-CIA agent Nicky Parsons. Greengrass helms from a script he wrote with Christopher Rouse. Damon, Frank Marshall, Greg Goodman, and Ben Smith will produce.