The long search is over. Universal has chosen Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Town) to fill Matt Damon’s shoes in the Bourne franchise. Director/writer Tony Gilroy had championed Animal Kingdom star Joel Edgerton for the role and reports earlier today suggested that James McAvoy and Shia LaBeouf were the studio’s two leading choices for the role.
Jeremy Renner Picked for "The Bourne Legacy"
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Derrick Deane, Fandango Content Personnel/Movie Blogger, joined Fandango in 2010, bringing more than 10 years of filmmaking and writing experience with him. While The Godfather, Rear Window and 12 Angry Men are all favorites, he will always have a soft spot for Die Hard, Leon: The Professional and Back to the Future.