Production is getting ready to move forward on a new, currently untitled Jason Bourne film that will feature the return of Academy Award-winning actor Matt Damon to the title role with The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum helmer Paul Greengrass back in the director’s chair. Now, it seems that another familiar franchise character will also be back. Deadline is reporting that Julia Stiles is set to reprise her role as CIA Agent Nicky Parsons. Stiles played the part in the first three films in the franchise, but she did not return for the Jeremy Renner-led The Bourne Legacy.
Little is known about the plot of the new film, although it has been confirmed that it will not feature a crossover between Damon’s Bourne and Renner’s Aaron Cross.
Stiles, nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance as Lumen Ann Pierce on Showtime’s “Dexter,” recently played a supporting role in David O. Russel’s acclaimed drama, Silver Linings Playbook.
Frank Marshall will again produce the new film alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment. Greengrass, Damon and Greg Goodman also produce.
Production should begin shortly on Bourne 5 as the film is slated to hit the big screen July 29, 2016.