“Star Wars: Rogue One” and “Nightcrawler” actor Riz Ahmed has been set to join Matt Damon in the next installment in the Jason Bourne franchise.
Ahmed will play a tech specialist at the CIA and was top choice for the role, but scheduling conflicts with the “Star Wars” spin-off previously seemed to prevent his involvement. Dates have now been worked out.
Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Scott Shepherd, Julia Stiles and Tommy Lee Jones are also on board the project which Paul Greengrass is attached to direct and co-write with Christopher Rouse.
Greengrass, Damon, Greg Goodman, Frank Marshall, Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner will produce. Production is now under way in Budapest ahead of a July 29th release.