Matt Damon recently revealed some interesting details about his upcoming film “Bourne 5.” Talking to Buzzfeed about the plot of the film the actor said that it would be set in the “post-Snowden” world.
“Without giving too much of it away, it’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe. It seems like enough has changed, you know? There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy,” Damon said.
He also said that he and director Paul Greengrass had been planning to make “Bourne 5” for a long time, but were unable to finalize the plot until Snowden leaked the classified information from NSA. The incidence reportedly helped in planning the plot of the film.
The actor added that the previous films in the “The Bourne” franchise were set in the Bush presidency era and the new film had to be about the changing world.
The actor also shared the setting of the film. “We’re starting in Greece, you know, the beginning of democracy. And the movie ends in Las Vegas, the most grotesque incarnation of….,” he said.
In previous films, Damon’s character Jason Bourne has travelled to places like Naples, Paris and New York.
Meanwhile, the plot of the film is being kept under the wraps. Screen Rant has reported that other actors who could join Damon in the film include Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander. Julia Stiles will reportedly reprise her role of Nicky Parsons from the previous installments.
“The Bourne” films belong to spy films genre and revolve around Damon’s character, who is a CIA assassin suffering from memory loss. Last film in the series was 2012’s “The Bourne Legacy.” It did not feature Damon and received mixed reviews.
The film featured Jeremy Renner in the lead role as Aaron Cross. The film earned about $276.1 million at the box office.