Edward Norton could be ‘Bourne’ villain

Edward Norton is in talks to play the villain in the fourth installment in Universal’s Jason Bourne franchise, “The Bourne Legacy.”

According to Variety, Jeremy Renner has been cast as the lead.

Rachel Weisz has also been cast.

Plot details are being kept under wraps except that the new lead character would not be Jason Bourne but another assassin who went through the same training that Jason Bourne went through.

Tony Gilroy will write and direct the film.

Gilroy has written the first three films in the “Bourne” franchise.

Frank Marshall, Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith are producing.

Norton was last seen in “Stone” opposite Robert De Niro. Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.