This is a big year coming up for Jeremy Renner. He has a major role in the upcoming “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” is one of the titular superheroes in “The Avengers” and is also launching a new branch of the Jason Bourne franchise. The latter is arguably his biggest project in the future, and the one we know least about. Fortunately, he dished some pretty big details in a recent interview.
When promoting “Ghost Protocol” with Empire magazine, Renner shared that his character in “The Bourne Legacy” will be named Aaron Cross, at least to start. “He ends up having a bunch of different names. For fans of the franchise, [The Bourne Legacy] has that same ticking clock, but it’s a new programme and new characters,” he said. “It’s that same deal, it’s just a new set of agents with a different leash.
Check out the rest of today’s casting news after the jump!
Chris Evans Becomes “The Iceman”
We knew there was no way James Franco could possible honor all the projects he’d taken on in the past year. Deadline is reporting that Chris Evans will be replacing Franco in the upcoming thriller “The Iceman.” Based on the Anthony Bruno book, the film follows Richard Kuklinski as a contract killer for the mob. Michael Shannon is currently tapped to play Kuklinski.
Amber Heard Heads To “Motor City”
Deadline has learned that Amber Heard has been chosen to star in the upcoming action film “Motor City.” She will play opposite Dominic Cooper in the revenge flick, which is directed by Albert Hughes. Cooper plays a man released from prison who ends up going on a revenge mission to get back at the people who framed him.
Ewan McGregor Heads To HBO
Jonathan Franzen’s best-seller “The Corrections” is being turned into an HBO drama, and it’s getting an all-star cast. The Hollywood Reporter says that Ewan McGregor will join a cast that includes Dianne Wiest and Chris Cooper. Noah Baumbach and Scott Rudin did the adaptation. McGregor will play Chip, the middle son of Cooper and Wiest’s characters, as the family reunites for one last Christmas.
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