If there was any question on whether Jeremy Renner has finally made it in Hollywood (despite two Oscar nominations), the trailer for The Bourne Legacy oughtta settle that with a resounding yes!
Picking up where Matt Damon gracefully left off with the franchise, Renner eases into the role of Jason Bourne's alternate, CIA badass Aaron Cross. And, based on the trailer alone, he looks like he's already stirring up trouble in the homeland.
Here's the official synopsis of the film from Collider:
The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films.
Rachel Weitz and Edward Norton also join the franchise as newcomers, while Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn are set to reprise their roles.
Slick, effortless and dangerous, The Bourne Legacy seems like a perfect follow-up to Renner's role in in the mega action flick, Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol. And with his role as Hawkeye in this year's Avengers, Renner's career seems unbeatable at the moment.
The Bourne Legacy hits theaters August 3rd.