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Jeremy Renner To Replace Matt Damon In The 'Bourne' Franchise?

4/4/2011 2:55pm EDT

Jeremy RennerThe Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner is set to step into Matt Damon's shoes as the new lead in the Bourne franchise, according to the latest internet reports.

Director Tony Gilroy has taken charge of the upcoming fourth installment, The Bourne Legacy, and has been searching for an actor to take over from Damon, who starred as secret agent Jason Bourne in the first three films.

A host of stars including Jake Gyllenhaal and Oscar nominee James Franco have been linked to the coveted role, but LatinoReview.com reports Renner has emerged as the favorite and has now been offered the part.

The Bourne Legacy is due for release in 2012.



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