Director Tony Gilroy has met with a few actors in his search for his new leading man, according to Variety. The new lead character in Universal's The Bourne Legacy will be an assassin similar to that of Matt Damon's character Jason Bourne.
This could be a good thing since it will allow Damon to come back in some way if he choose, since they are not replacing him.
Apparently. Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch, and Kellan Lutz have met with the director to talk about potentially starring as the new lead.
The studio is looking for someone in their 20's or early 30's to play the main part and Gilroy wants to screen-test everyone he meets with.
Production will begin once they find their leading man.