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New 'Bourne' Movie in the Works With Jeremy Renner and 'Sherlock Holmes' Writer

August 3, 2013 (3:06 am) GMT
Original 'Bourne' screenwriter Tony Gilroy will most likely not be involved in the follow-up to his directing gig, 'The Bourne Legacy'.

Fifth installment in the "Bourne" film series is officially under development at Universal Pictures. Tony Gilroy, who has written each chapter and directed the latest one "", is seemingly not invited back to the project as the studio has hired "" scribe Anthony Peckham to pen the script.

who takes on leading role as Aaron Cross in the fourth movie is set to reprise his role for the second time. Original lead , meanwhile, is not signed on yet at the moment. The studio surely expects him to reprise Jason Bourne role, who is absent from "Bourne Legacy" due to the actor's decision to skip.

Whether Damon returns or not probably depends on who the studio hires to serve behind the lens. When interviewed by Movieline in October 2012, the action star talked about rumored involvement in the sequel to "". He said, "I've always been open to it as long as Paul Greengrass directs, I don't think he's going to do it."

Despite Damon's absence, "The Bourne Legacy" managed to perform well at the box office. In its opening weekend, the 2012 film topped the North American box office.

As of now, there is no official word on whether or not Renner's co-stars and will be back in the follow-up.

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