Tommy Lee Jones: Bourne to be wild

Tommy Lee Jones is returning to his action roots after signing up to star in the latest installment in the Bourne franchise.

Tommy Lee Jones will be making a return to his action roots in the new Bourne movie.

The upcoming installment in the world-famous franchise sees Matt Damon reprise his role as Jason Bourne – a former secret agent whose life largely involves being on the run from the government.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, while Tommy’s part in the movie has yet to be officially revealed, it was recently claimed bosses were searching for the perfect actor to star in an “authoritative bureaucratic role”.

The most famous roles of Tommy’s career include parts in 1993’s The Fugitive, 1997’s Men In Black and its sequels.

More recently, he has made a name for himself in Westerns including No Country For Old Men in 2007 and last year’s The Homesman.

But the as yet untitled Bourne movie is sure to see Tommy return to his favourite film genre.

It was previously announced that Julia Stiles will also be returning to the franchise for the upcoming Bourne sequel, reprising her role as Nicky.

Ex Machina star Alicia Vikander will also appear in the film, while Viggo Mortensen is another name rumoured to have signed up for the project.

Paul Greengrass, who directed The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, is back to helm the upcoming flick.

The film is currently in its pre-production stage and a tentative release date has been set for July 29, 2016.

The last film in the franchise saw Jeremy Renner take the lead role, starring as Black ops agent Aaron Cross in The Bourne Legacy.

But Matt admitted previously he had never ruled out a return to one of his most famous parts, and instead insisted his comeback depended on whether or not Paul would be returning too.

“I’ve always been open to if, if Paul Greengrass is the director,” Matt said. “We’ve just never been able to come up with a story.”

Plot details of the film have yet to be revealed.

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