The Bourne Screentest: Who's Up to Matt Damon's Snuff?

[caption id="attachment_41495" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Getty Images"]Garrett Hedlund and Dominic Cooper[/caption]

Tony Gilroy's quasi-sequel spin-off thing to the "Bourne" series, which will not actually feature Jason Bourne, has become a hot piece of real estate in Hollywood.

Many young actors are champing at the bit to take up the mantle of high-intensity shaky-cam action hero from Matt Damon, and, in the first week of April, they'll get their chance to go before cameras and pose with all the weapons Damon's rogue spy was best known for utilizing (gun, cell phone, book, etc).

Deadline reports that the following beefcake slabs will get their shot at living up to "The Bourne Legacy" next week: Joel Edgerton ("The Thing"), Dominic Cooper ("Mamma Mia!," "An Education"), Garrett Hedlund ("TRON: Legacy," "On The Road") and Luke Evans ("Clash Of The Titans," "The Three Musketeers").

Interestingly enough, Cooper and Evans played opposite each other as romantic rivals in "Tamara Drewe," and now the two Brits are letting that competition bleed into real life. Representin' the US of A is Hedlund, who has proven how "Country Strong" he is but is he "strong" strong? Ozzie thesp Edgerton made a splash last year in "Animal Kingdom," and after years of toiling in the background of big movies (he has maybe two lines between the two "Star Wars" prequels he was in) this could be just the break he needs, assuming he can break a dude's neck with a karate chop.

According to the piece, these are not the only muscle men in contention for "Bourne Legacy" either, as more established stars like Shia LaBeouf and Taylor Kitsch are also in discussion for the role but, as of now, have refused to screentest. Well la-de-freakin-da.

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