Over the course of three movies, secret agent Jason Bourne had to elude a host of rogue CIA spies, played by a police line-up of villainous actors. Chris Cooper (wily), Brian Cox (surly), David Strathairn (ruthless), Albert Finney (avuncular but murderous), and several hitmen including a professorial Clive Owen and pretend-Russian Karl Urban. When Matt Damon reprises the role of Bourne, once again he will be up against actors who are no strangers to villainy: Tommy Lee Jones and Vincent Cassel. Jones will no doubt play a rumpled, taciturn CIA man who takes his coffee black and grumpily orders a roomful of harried analysts to hack into security cameras and find Bourne. Cassel, who does a smooth line in violent psychopaths and ne’er-do-wells, will be dispatched to, er, dispatch Bourne.
Damon and Cassel have worked together before in the Ocean’s movies. Cassel also tormented Natalie Portman in Black Swan. The Renaissance man, fluent in four languages, and a trained martial artist and dancer, is also the face of Yves Saint Lauren men’s fragrance. Has Jason Bourne met his roguishly charming match?