Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner has been given the opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to take over the Bourne spy series made popular by actor Matt Damon.
Unlike the James Bond films which saw various actors play the same character, Renner would play another spy who has gone through the same type of Treadstone program training that eventually broke Jason Bourne.
Director Tony Gilroy chose Renner over other top choices that included Taylor Kitsch and Luke Evans among others, along with established action stars Shia LaBeouf and James McAvoy.
While plot details are being kept secret, one fact remains, with Bourne not being “replaced” so to speak he could return for future films, should Matt Damon ever decide he wants to revive his spy role for another go around.
Are you willing to buy Jeremy Renner in a Bourne type role? If he shows the same confidence he had in Hurt Locker I’m willing to give him a chance.