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Tony Gilroy's 'Bourne' spin-off 'The Bourne Legacy' is a hot property in Hollywood right now, with a small fleet of actors all vying for the role and chance to participate (even barely as it may be) in the hit franchise. In a recent development, there are rumors circulating that Universal Pictures has extended an offer to Jeremy Renner ('The Hurt Locker') to star in the high-profile film.
Fans of the series will remember that "Jason Bourne" was actually just a cover identity for Matt Damon's character David Webb. In the book version of 'The Bourne Legacy', Webb is faced with someone who can almost preternaturally track him and guess his next move. However, producers have reportedly decided that the movie will forgo the plot of the book, and will instead head off in it's own direction with a new actor in the lead role as a wronged Treadstone operative who must take on the identity of Jason Bourne to clear his name. The hope is to create a new franchise set in the same world as the original trilogy, but not the same characters (and likely some kind of tie-in if the new series turns out to be financially disappointing).
Renner can be seen in this years action-comedy 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters', as well as playing Clint Barton aka "Hawkeye" in Marvel's 'The Avengers'.