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Vincent Cassel Nabs Villain Role In ‘Bourne 5’

Vincent Cassel Nabs Villain Role In 'Bourne 5'

Well, this is awesome! We don’t often see Vincent Cassel in Hollywood films, but among the handful he’s done are “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Ocean’s Thirteen.” Perhaps he became pals with Matt Damon while working on those flicks, because the pair are set to reteam for a big summer blockbuster.

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Variety reports that Cassel will play an assassin on the hunt for Jason Bourne/David Webb in “Bourne 5.” He joins Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones,and Julia Stiles in the Paul Greengrass directed movie: plot details are being kept under wraps, though the story is inspired by the post-Snowden world we live in. Interestingly, the script is being co-written by Christopher Rouse, Greengrass’ longtime editor. Perhaps instead of trying to find the movies in the edit —a not uncommon occurrence of past ‘Bourne’ movies— Greengrass is trying to have a better idea of what needs to be delivered by having it on the page first.

While it’s been suggested the title of the next movie is “The Bourne Enemy,” Universal has denied it. Production begins on the sequel this week and it’ll hit cinemas on July 29, 2016.

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