Vincent Cassel to play ‘Bourne 5’ villain


Vincent Cassel to play ‘Bourne 5′ villain (1)

Vincent Cassel has signed on to play an assassin on the lookout for Jason Bourne in the film’s fifth installment.

The ‘Black Swan’ actor is set to play a mysterious man named the Asset, one of the bad guys in the next installment of the Jason Bourne film franchise. The character may be the replacement for past villains portrayed by Clive Owen, Karl Urban and Edgar Ramirez in previous Bourne films.

Back in June, Viggo Mortensen was reportedly in talks to play the villain. But now with Cassel officially joining the cast, it seems Viggo’s negotiations didn’t push through.

Vincent Cassel joins Matt Damon and Julia Stiles, who are both reprising their roles. Addition to the cast include “Ex Machina” actress Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones (as a high-ranking CIA officer).

Paul Greengrass is back to direct and co-write the script with Christopher Rouse. “Bourne 5” is scheduled for a release in the U.S. on July 29, 2016.

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