The fifth instalment of the Jason Bourne franchise coming this year will be Matt Damon’s first in the title role since he left the series after the release of 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum.
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“We find him in a dark and tortured place,” Damon told Entertainment Weekly about the character.
The movie will take place 12 years after “Ultimatum,” and it turns out the film — which is helmed by “Ultimatum” director Paul Greengrass — will also touch on many worldly issues that have risen since we last saw Damon as Bourne.
“There’s been the financial collapse, the great recession, and all these issues of cyber warfare and civil liberties” which Damon says will be part of the backdrop.
The new film, not yet titled but opening July 29, 2016, also stars Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, and Vincent Cassel. Julia Stiles, who starred in the first three “Bourne” movies with Damon, will be returning as well.
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