Rachel Weisz, The Bourne Legacy
Rachel Weisz at "The Bourne Legacy" premiere in New York. Reuters

Actress Rachel Weisz will twice grace the big screen in vastly different films this month. The 42-year-old, who won an Oscar for her starring role in "The Constant Gardener" in 2006, stars in the drama "360," which opens in U.S. theaters on Friday. On August 10, she'll appear in the high octane thriller, "The Bourne Legacy," opposite Jeremy Renner.

"360," which reunites the actress with "The Constant Gardener" director Fernando Meirelles, centers on the intersecting lives of six people who are coming to grips with past mistakes. Weisz stars as Rose, a woman in a loveless marriage. Her attempts to break through to her husband Michael (Jude Law) are futile-leading her to engage in a passionate affair.

In "The Bourne Legacy," Weisz appears alongside Jeremy Renner -- who has taken over the franchise for Matt Damon. The "Hurt Locker" Oscar nominee stars as Henry Cross, a government agent on the run. Weisz stars as Marta, a scientist on Cross's side who becomes his love interest.

Directed by Terry Gilroy ("Michael Clayton"), "Bourne" has been one of the most anticipated films of the year.

For Weisz, the film marks a rare high profile role in a big budget franchise. Since her breakout role in "The Mummy" (1999), the actress has gravitated towards under-the-radar projects like 2003's "The Shape of Things" and this year's "The Deep Blue Sea."

Professionally, 2011 wasn't the best year for Weisz. Her film "Dreamhouse" premiered to largely negative reviews and failed at the box office. The film did, however, pair her with future husband Daniel Craig, 43. After meeting on set, the two wed in a secret ceremony in upstate New York in June of that year.