Various Actors Up For “Bourne” Lead

Are you a good looking actor in your late twenties or thirties with a bit of fame and the ability to carry an action tentpole? Chances are then you’ll be testing for Tony Gilroy’s upcoming “The Bourne Legacy”.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Josh Hartnett, Michael Fassbender, Luke Evans, Taylor Kitsch, Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Kellan Lutz, Alex Pettyfer, Michael Pitt, Joel Edgerton, Paul Dano and Benjamin Walker are all in the mix for the role of the main male lead in the upcoming feature which won’t have Matt Damon reprising the role.

From L to R: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender, Luke Evans, Taylor Kitsch, Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Kellan Lutz, Alex Pettyfer

Gilroy has previously stated this is NOT a “reboot or a recast or a prequel”, but rather “there will be a whole new hero, a whole new chapter…this is a stand-alone project. Jason Bourne will not be in this film, but he’s very much alive… We’re going to show you the bigger picture, the bigger canvas. When you see what we’re going and see what we’re doing it’ll be pretty obvious….but Jason Bourne’s actvities in the first three films is the immediate trigger.”

Gilroy wants to screen test all of the actors which, combined with availability, is expected to whittle down that list quite fast. Shooting aims to kick off in the Spring.