Rachel Weisz is now allegedly in deep negotiations to take the female lead role in "The Bourne Legacy". If the deal is sealed, the brunette beauty will star in the Universal Pictures film opposite Jeremy Renner.
Beside "Bourne", Weisz has also been rumored in talks to take a role of the villainous Evanora in "Oz, the Great and Powerful". However, Deadline reports that scheduling conflicts between "Oz, the Great and Powerful" and "The Bourne Legacy" might prevent the "Constantine" actress from doing both films. "Oz" production is scheduled to be kicked off this summer, while the fourth "Bourne" film will start shooting in September.
Weisz bagged a series of awards through her role in "The Constant Gardener", including Best Supporting Actress at 2006 Academy Awards. The 41-year-old beauty will next be seen starring opposite Daniel Craig in "Dream House".
Universal Pictures has hired Tony Gilroy to helm "The Bourne Legacy". Gilroy also serves as the screenwriter, along with Joshua Zetumer and George Nolfi. In the meantime, Frank Marshall, Pat Crowley, Jeffrey Weiner, and Ben Smith produce the film which will arrive in theaters across the nation on August 3, 2012.
The action film, which will no longer feature Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, will feature the result of what happened in the first three movies. Gilroy once described the story of the movie, "I'm building a legend and an environment and a wider conspiracy. ... The world we're making enhances and advances and invites Jason Bourne's return [down the road]."