Julia Stiles, Matt Damon Ready for 'Bourne 5'

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Julia Stiles and Matt Damon are reportedly both in for the filming of the next in the series of the Bourne spy franchise films. Tentatively called Bourne 5, Nicky Parsons and Jason Bourne are back with these actor's reprisals.

Alongside Matt Damon, Julia Stiles starred in The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum. Neither appeared in The Bourne Legacy. Paul Greengrass, who directed both Supremacy and Ultimatum, is coming back to direct Bourne 5.

Julia Stiles’ portrayal of Nicky Parsons serves as one of the major links connecting the original three Bourne movies. It makes perfect sense for her to continue playing a role in this next chapter. Nicky has deep knowledge of Jason Bourne’s psychological issues, and this knowledge would likely come into play during the Bourne 5 narrative--as featured in the script that Greengrass and Damon have written alongside Paul Greengrass’s longtime editor, Christopher Rouse.

It's possible that Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen will join Matt Damon and Julia Stiles in Bourne 5. He's purportedly being eyed for the role of the film's villain. Alicia Vikander of Ex Machina fame is as possibility in a key role as well.

Regardless of the other players, Matt Damon and Julia Stiles are said to be a done deal. Filming is set to begin next month with Bourne 5 scheduled to hit theaters in July of 2016.

Are you excited to learn that Julia Stiles and Matt Damon will soon reprise their Bourne roles?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.