‘Bourne 5’ Adds Julia Stiles, Aims to Lock Down Heroic Villain and ‘Ex Machina’ Star
As Universal Pictures continues to pretend that The Bourne Legacy never actually happened, they’ve turned back to a familiar face of the Bourne franchise. Julia Stiles, who played Nicky Parsons in all three of the first Bourne movies, will reunite with Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass in the as-of-yet untitled Bourne 5 movie. Aside from Damon’s Bourne, Nicky Parsons is the only character to have appeared in all three of the first Bourne movies.
In addition to the presence of Julia Stiles, Bourne 5 might feature a notable good guy going bad. Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings franchise, A History of Violence) has allegedly been offered the villain’s role according to The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider. Beyond Mortensen, Deadline earlier reported that Ex Machina star Alicia Vikander is in negotiations for a major role herself.
All this news likely comes in between bites of caviar at Universal, whose major releases thus far in 2015 have included the mega-successes of Fifty Shades of Grey, Pitch Perfect 2, Furious 7, and now Jurassic World. The company currently plans to release the next Bourne installment on July 29th of next year.