LatinoReview is reporting on the rumor that Jeremy Renner could be offered the lead role in the Bourne Legacy. The prequel would focus on another operative in the Treadstone program leaving things open for Matt Damon to return.
Renner is quickly becoming the go-to-guy for action films. He earned two Oscar nominations for his roles in Hurt Locker and The Town. He's also starring in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol with the possibility of taking over the franchise. Jeremy is currently shooting the horror action film Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters opposite Gemma Arterton and will shoot Avengers soon after. I think Renner is becoming a real American action star something that has been lacking in the last couple of years. Hopefully the studio goes with him and we get another solid Bourne film.