(From Daily Mail) Jason Bourne’s list of international enemies expands.
Vincent Cassel has been cast as the new villain in the upcoming Bourne movie, Variety has reported.
The 48-year-old Frenchman joins the ranks of English Clive Owen, Kiwi Karl Urban and Venezuelan Edgar Ramirez who have all been pitted against the amnesiac assassin.
This will be the fifth film in the franchise; The Bourne Identity, Supremacy, Ultimatum and Legacy have collectively made $1.2billion at the box office already.
Matt Damon returns to the series after the focus had shifted from him to Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross for the fourth part.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’s Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones are also on board in as yet unknown roles, while Julia Stiles returns to once again play Nicky Parsons.
Paul Greengrass, who directed Supremacy and Ultimatum, also returns once again to direct, and this time will have screenplay writing duties for the first time too.
Production is set to get underway at the end of summer, with a release date scheduled for July 29, 2016.
If the film title once again follows the book series, it will be named The Bourne Betrayal.