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Jeremy Renner to Take Over Bourne Series

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Jeremy Renner to Take Over Bourne Series

Jeremy Renner has been offered the lead role in director Tony Gilroy’s upcoming ‘The Bourne Legacy’ by Universal Pictures, deadline.com is reporting. The twice-nominated Oscar nominee is believed to have been chosen to play a new character in the spin-off film from Matt Damon’s ‘Bourne’ trilogy, instead of replacing Damon as Jason Bourne.

Reener’s character will be an operative from a covert government program. The program will be even more dangerous than the Treadstone brainwashing program Bourne was a part of.

Universal searched for over two months to cast the lead in the spin-off, which begins production in September. The studio also looked at such actors as Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans, Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund. Reener was picked in part because he plays the operative Brandt in the upcoming ‘Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol.”

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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