Friday, 20 November 2015

Scott Shepherd joins the new Bourne film

Matt Damon (Elysium) and returning director Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) have been busy globe trotting as they shoot the next, as yet untitled Bourne film. And though you might think casting might be complete at this point, word arrives via Variety that Scott Shepherd (Side Effects) is now aboard.

There is still no proper plot synopsis for what the former government asset will be up to this time, though Damon has said it will reflect our financially risky times and is firmly set in a post-Edward Snowden world. Take that for what you will, but the last time we saw him, Bourne was doing some whistleblowing of his own, releasing the information about the illegal program codenamed Treadstone that created him and then going firmly off the grid. He has clearly been drawn back on to it for a good reason, and we know he will face some tough opposition in the form of Vincent Cassel's (Black Swan) assassin.

Shepherd has been recruited to play the deputy director of the CIA, which means he will be working alongside Tommy Lee Jones (No Country For Old Men) and Julia Stiles' Nicky. Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), Neve Gachev (Youth) and Ato Essandoh (Django Unchained) all make up part of the cast for the movie, which will hit our screens on 29 July next year.

Shepherd will next be seen in Steven Spielberg's (Lincoln) Cold War drama Bridge Of Spies, which arrives in the UK on 27 November.

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