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