Rachel Weisz to be the Next ‘Bourne’ Gal?
By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto
With star Matt Damon and two-time director Paul Greengrass removed from the equation, Universal has thankfully opted to take the spinoff route with the next installment of the “Bourne” franchise, with freshly minted star Jeremy Renner appearing as another dangerous assassin on the run. Tony Gilroy, who penned the previous films and has proven to be a fantastic director with pictures like “Michael Clayton,” will helm the project.
While it’s fair to be somewhat disappointed that the dream-team of Damon and Greengrass won’t be returning to these films, so far, we’ve only heard good news in regards to the development of this movie. Said good news continues, courtesy of Deadline, who are reporting that Rachel Weisz is in talks to appear as the romantic interest opposite Renner.
Although the love-story angle never fully squared with the character of Bourne, it did give him plenty of believable motivation in the second and third films, and honestly, it is nice to know that these movies refused to treat the female characters as mere sex objects; James Bond, we’re looking at you.
Rachel Weisz is, of course, a terrific actress, and if she takes on this role we’ll be thrilled. Unfortunately, she is also in talks to appear in the upcoming “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” and due to scheduling conflicts, she likely won’t be able to accept both gigs.
Cross your fingers, fans.