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Renner Is NOT The New Jason Bourne

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Two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner is set to take over the ‘Bourne’ franchise from Matt Damon.

According to Deadline, Universal Pictures has made an offer, and Renner is expected to sign on for a September start date.

According to reports, Renner will play a different character than Jason Bourne in the spinoff, titled ‘The Bourne Legacy’ – “an operative from a covert government program that is even more dangerous than the Treadstone brainwashing program that hatched Bourne.”

The film is being written and directed by franchise veteran Tony Gilroy.

Renner, who earlier this year received an Oscar nomination for his role in ‘The Town,’ memorably starred in the Oscar-winning ‘The Hurt Locker,’ in 2009. Upcoming movies include ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ and ‘The Avengers,’ in which he will play Hawkeye.

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