The latest Bourne movie may not have an official title, but it does have Tommy Lee Jones. The Oscar-winning veteran is expected to join Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles and possibly Viggo Mortensen for director Paul Greengrass in the action franchise’s fifth installment. Vikander opted for Bourne 5 over Assassin’s Creed and Mortensen was last reported as having been offered the villainous role.
As Variety reports, Lee Jones will play a superior officer in the CIA, similar to roles played by Edward Norton, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox and David Strathairn in previous Bourne movies. Beyond his addition as a senior government officer, no other plot elements are known at this time. Scripted by Damon, Greengrass, and Christopher Rouse, with a characters credit to Robert Ludlum of course, Bourne 5 will be produced by Frank Marshall and Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment with Greengrass, Damon, Greg Goodman and Ben Smith, and executive producers Rouse and Henry Morrison. Production on the film is expected to start later this summer with a scheduled release date of July 29, 2016.
Lee Jones was last seen in The Homesman, a Western drama he wrote, directed, and starred in, and currently has two films in post-production. The first is Ariel Vroman’s crime drama, aptly titled Criminal, which also stars Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds, Alice Eve, Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, and Michael Pitt. Opening January 22, 2016, the film explores what happens when the memories and skills of a deceased CIA agent are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous convict. Lee Jones also stars in Dennis Gansel’s action thriller Mechanic: Resurrection, starring Jason Statham and due out April 15, 2016.