Jake Gyllenhaal to star in forthcoming film `The Bourne Legacy`?

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2011, 11:06 AM IST

London: Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal is topping the list of leading actors who are being considered for the forthcoming film `The Bourne Legacy`.

The 30-year-old actor is being lined up by director Tony Gilroy alongside other high-profile stars, who would take on the mantle of Matt Damon`s performance as Jason Bourne, for the latest installment of the hit spy series, reported a website.

The other actors who are in queue to play Damon`s role in the sequel to the previous three movies are Josh Hartnett, Garett Hedlund, Alex Pettyfer, Tobey Maguire and Michael

Originally housed by Universal studios, the `Bourne` series will not involve Damon`s character.

However, the 40-year-old actor, who played the CIA assassin in three films, has expressed the desire to work on the series in the future but only with the original director
Paul Greengrass.

"I`d do it again with Paul. Universal doesn`t actually own the Bourne character - the estate does - so technically I could go to Warner Bros and Universal could read about it
online," said Damon.