Alicia Vikander Confirmed for ‘Bourne 5’, Drops Out of ‘Assassin’s Creed’

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Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
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It has long been assumed Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) would join Matt Damon in the upcoming Untitled Matt Damon/Bourne Sequel (aka Bourne 5), but it wasn’t yet confirmed until today.

Deadline reports Vikander will indeed join the cast, which recently saw Julia Stiles sign on to once again star as Nicky Parsons along with word Viggo Mortensen has been offered the villain role, but has yet to officially sign on. There’s still no word on which direction the story will head.

Meanwhile, Vikander’s decision to star in the Bourne film means she won’t have time in her schedule to shoot the video game adaptation Assassin’s Creed alongside Michael Fassbenber for director Justin Curzel.

If you’re not yet familiar with Vikander this year should take care of that as she has already seen both Ex Machina and Testament of Youth hit theaters and still has The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Adam Jones, The Danish Girl, Tulip Fever and The Light Between Oceans coming to theaters this year. Hell, she was even in Seventh Son and Son of a Gun so there’s absolutely no excuse for not knowing who she is.