James Franco Rumoured For The Bourne Legacy6.11.10 # Sequel # 12 Comments
To recap: the fourth Bourne movie is going ahead. Matt Damon is not in it. Bourne is not in it. These are both good things. Rather than ruin what is essentially a perfect trilogy by unnaturally stretching out the story, writer of the previous Bourne movies and director of the upcoming Bourne Legacy Tony Gilroy has wisely decided to focus on the ramifications of Jason Bourne’s actions in the previous films and explore the world of intrigue those films created.
These developments mean that there will be an entirely new lead rather than a recast Jason Bourne taking centre stage. Enter James Franco rumours. The star of 127 Hours was allegedly approached at a part by Tony Gilroy, who may or may not have floated the topic of his upcoming feature. It certainly fits – Matt Damon was an unlikely action star upon his casting. Whatever the case Tony Gilroy, director of Duplicity and Michael Clayton, certainly seems like a safe pair of hands for the franchise.
How would you feel about seeing Franco in a Bourne-like role? Who else do you think could nicely fit the vacant unlikely action star role? Ryan Gosling? Jesse Eisenberg? Jaden Smith?