When we heard there was to be another Bourne movie we excitedly shrieked like little schoolgirls but then we discovered Matt Damon wouldn’t be reprising his role and Paul Greengrass wasn’t going to direct either. So where did that leave us? Well Jeremy Renner has now been shoe’d in for the lead role and Edward Norton, Albert Finney, Rachel Weisz and Joan Allen have all joined the cast for The Bourne Legacy directed by Tony Gilroy.
The twist with this particular franchise continuation is that it focuses on an entirely new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. In short a thinly veiled excuse to lead this cash cow back out to pasture. The trailer does look intriguing even though the old nail in a compressed gas canister looks a bit A Teamish.
We were sitting in the galley last night watching Leaves Of Grass, wondering where the hell has Edward Norton disappeared to and now we know, he’s been off living in the wonderful world of Wes Anderson and who could blame him.
Above is the trailer for Anderson’s latest flick Moonrise Kingdom which follows such hits as The Fantastic Mr Fox and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and has plot that rattles around like so:
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore — and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.
Once again Wes Anderson regular Bill Murray has a starring role alongside Frances McDormand as the young girl’s parents, Edward Norton as a Scout troop leader and Bruce Willis pops plays the local sheriff. What other film will you see this year that’ll top the sight of Bill Murray stripped to the waist armed with a bottle of wine and a hatchet?