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Trailer Watch: 'Bourne Legacy' Plot Thickens with Renner as Aaron Cross

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood May 31, 2012 at 2:29PM

You hear Jason Bourne's name a lot in the new trailer for "The Bourne Legacy," but make no mistake, "Bourne" was just the beginning and Aaron Cross -- our man Jeremy Renner -- is also an emotionally unavailable badass assassin.
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The Bourne Legacy

You hear Jason Bourne's name a lot in the new trailer for "The Bourne Legacy," but make no mistake, "Bourne" was just the beginning and Aaron Cross -- our man Jeremy Renner -- is also an emotionally unavailable badass assassin. Rachel Weisz, David Strathairn, Oscaar Isaac, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, Albert Finney and Corey Stoll join Renner in the franchise continuation, with writer director Tony Gilroy at the helm. And, notes ThePlaylist, there's a clever twist to tie Cross and Bourne - "'Legacy' is much more than just a simple sequel -- it appears to be running in a parallel overlap from the events of 'Ultimatum.'" Universal opens the film August 3.

Here's a slice of the Matt Damon-Tony Gilroy Bourne drama.
 

This article is related to: Trailers, Video, Bourne, Jeremy Renner, Franchises, Sequel


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.