CATEGORIES Movie NewsIt's always been hard for us to envision Edward Norton as a villain -- but he did it so well in the remake of 'The Italian Job' that the announcement on Tuesday that the actor was in negotiations to play the bad guy in the reboot of the Bourne franchise didn't take us by surprise.
This redo of the series is unusual in that the star of 'The Bourne Legacy' won't be Jason Bourne but another assassin who seeks Bourne's identity. That killer will be played by Jeremy Renner, according to Variety.
Also starring in the film, which is being directed by Tony Gilroy from his own script, is Rachel Weisz. Since Universal is keeping things under wraps, nothing more is known about Norton's villain or even Weisz' role. And, given the world that Bourne travels in, that's as it should be.