Tommy Lee Jones Joins Matt Damon’s “Bourne” Sequel

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has joined the cast of Universal’s upcoming Bourne sequel, which sees Matt Damon return to the franchise. The currently untitled fifth entry stars Ex Machina breakout Alicia Vikander and series veteran Julia Stiles, with offers out to Viggo Mortensen to play the pic’s villain. Paul Greengrass is also returning to write and direct after churning out the first three films in the series. Christopher Rouse will co-write with Greengrass, after co-producing and editing the director’s 2013 drama Captain Phillips.

Plot details are being kept hush, but Jones’ character has been revealed to be a superior officer at the CIA. Jones takes over for Edward Norton, David Strathairn, Brian Cox, and Chris Cooper, who all portrayed similar roles in the previous films. Production is anticipated to commence later this summer and the thriller will bow on July 29th, 2016.

Jones most recently scripted and appeared opposite Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep in the western The Homesman, which also marked his directorial debut. Next up, he’ll appear alongside Jason Statham in Summit Entertainment’s Mechanic: Resurrection and in Summit’s thriller Criminal, which also stars Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, and Ryan Reynolds. Jones will also write and direct his second feature, the western Cowboys for Warner Bros.

Jones is repped by .

This news was first reported by Variety

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