Tommy Lee Jones is to join Matt Damon in the fifth Bourne film.
The film, currently untitled, will mark the return of Damon’s Jason Bourne after nearly a decade away from the screen. The actor last played Bourne in 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum and sat out 2012’s Bourne Legacy, which instead starred Jeremy Renner and performed relatively disappointingly at the box office.
Director Paul Greengrass, who was behind the camera for the second and third Bourne films, is also returning for the fifth instalment. For the first time, Greengrass and Damon will be writing the screenplay themselves, alongside Christopher Rouse, who served as editor on the second and third Bourne films.
Shooting is due to start later this summer, Variety reports, with Jones playing a senior figure within the CIA. His co-stars will include Julia Stiles, who has signed up to reprise her role as covert agent Nicky Parsons, and Ex Machina actress Alicia Vikander, who has been cast in an unknown role.
The fifth Bourne film is set for release on July 29, 2016. The producer of the Bourne franchise, Frank Marshall, confirmed earlier this year that there are no plans for Matt Damon and Jeremy Renner to appear together in the same film.