Stiles Set, Mortensen Tipped For “Bourne 5”

The fifth “Bourne” film is casting up with Julia Stiles confirmed to be returning for the next chapter in the franchise reports Deadline.

Stiles, who will reprise her role as covert agent Nicky Parsons, marks the second confirmed casting for the film following the announced return of Matt Damon in the role of Jason Bourne and filmmaker Paul Greengrass behind the camera.

Stiles appeared in the first three films and became something of an ally to Bourne. No word as yet if one of the other key players in the franchise, Joan Allen, will be returning as well.

On the less confirmed side, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider reports that actor Viggo Mortensen is being eyed for the role of the villain in the piece. At the same time, “Ex Machina” star Alicia Vikander was reportedly up for a major role as of a few weeks ago.

Filming on the new Bourne is slated to begin later this year in London.