Ed Norton to play villain in `The Bourne Legacy`?

Washington: American actor Ed Norton is in talks to play villain in `The Bourne Legacy`.

The `Incredible Hulk` actor has entered negotiations for a role in the spinoff - which will follow on from the first three Bourne films starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne - alongside Jeremy Renner as an as yet unnamed assassin from a government programme more dangerous than the one that hatched Jason, reported Variety.

Although details of Norton``s character have not yet been revealed by director Tony Gilroy, Rachel Weisz has been confirmed for a role as a female operative after first being linked to the movie earlier this year, reports Contactmusic.

`The Bourne Legacy` is set to start shooting in September with a release date of August 17, 2012.