Ex Machina's Alicia Vikander signs up for leading role in Bourne 5
Ex Machina and Testament Of Youth actress Alicia Vikander has signed up to star in the new Bourne movie.
The new movie, which is currently just known as Bourne 5, will feature Matt Damon returning to the role of Jason Bourne and see director Paul Greengrass return to the director's chair. Earlier this week it was confirmed that Julia Stiles would also be returning for the new movie.
Vikander, who will next be seen alongside Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer in Guy Ritchie's new big budget spy thriller The Man From U.N.C.L.E, has signed up to take a key, but as yet unnamed role in the new sequel. Her casting has, however, forced her to drop out of the long-awaited movie adaptation of Assassin's Creed, reports Deadline.
Before agreeing to return for this new movie, Matt Damon had stated that he had no intention of of returning for a fourth time while Greengrass wasn’t involved and both had publicly said that they didn't believe there was anywhere left to take the character and they would not return unless a compelling story was brought forward.
As it turns out that story will actually be written by Damon and Greengrass themselves, in collaboration with Greengrass's regular editor Christopher Rouse.
Bourne 5 will be released on July 29th in 2016. Ex Machina is out now on DVD and is available for purchase here.