- BOURNE OR OZ???
Oscar winner Rachel Weisz is reportedly in "deep talks" to take on the lead role in Universal’s re-imagined, Bourne: Legacy starring Jeremy Renner.
Deadline claims Weisz may have to choose between the fourth Bourne film and the Sam Raimi-directed Oz The Great And Powerful, which would see her play the villainous witch in the prequel. The Bourne Legacy begins filming this September, while Oz is aiming to start filming in October.
Renner will play "a new character: an operative from a covert government program that is even more dangerous than the Treadstone brainwashing program that hatched Bourne."
No word yet on whether Weisz's character is a love interest for Renner or a Joan Allen-type antagonist.