After consecutive badass roles as a bomb specialist in Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker, followed by a cold-blooded Boston thug with a short temper in Ben Affleck’s The Town (both of which garnered Oscar nominations), Jeremy Renner has been chosen to carry on the Bourne franchise.
Perez Hilton is reporting that while Renner will replace Matt Damon as the face of the film, he will not be playing the same character, Jason Bourne. Shockingly however, Renner’s character will also “work for a covert government program.” Originality was never the franchise’s strong suit.
Renner has come a long way from his days as Dagostino in National Lampoons Senior Trip, but there is no denying his profound acting ability. Looks like the franchise is in good hands.