'The Bourne Legacy' Eyes Shia LaBeouf

The actor is being seriously considered by producer Frank Marshall for Tony Gilroy's fourth installment of the Jason Bourne franchise.
Shia LaBeouf is the latest actor circling The Bourne Legacy
Shia LaBeouf is the latest actor circling The Bourne Legacy
Shia LaBeouf is the latest high-profile actor to be mentioned in connection with Universal Pictures' The Bourne Legacy. We reported last night that actors such as Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch, and Kellan Lutz are also being considered to take over the role of Jason Bourne.

The Bourne Legacy producer Frank Marshall previously worked with Shia LaBeouf on the 2008 blockbuster Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It seems a decision hasn't been made yet on who will become the new Jason Bourne, although Shia LaBeouf appears to be one of the leading candidates. Our report from last night indicates that the producers are seeking actors in their mid-20s to early-30s for the lead role.

Tony Gilroy will direct from his own script, and the production is said to start sometime this spring, assuming they sign a lead actor in the very near future. Not much is known about the story of The Bourne Legacy, although it is believed there will be an opening for Matt Damon to return as Jason Bourne in future installments.

The Bourne Legacy was released August 10th, 2012 and stars Jeremy Renner, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, Edward Norton, Donna Murphy, Michael Chernus, Corey Stoll, Alice Gainer. The film is directed by Tony Gilroy.



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  1. test-0001

    Just saw how long ago most of us posted on this. All of our "Hating" on Shia LaBeouf obviously got through to someone if they went with Jeremy Renner.....and for everyone else, watch "Even Stevens" and you will see what I meant about Shia LaBeouf, just can't picture him as anyone else but that character.

    11 months agoby @test-0001Flag

  2. Mrmattdillon

    YES SHIA LABEOUF IS THE BEST ACTOR OUT THERE PERIOD

    3 years agoby @mrmattdillonFlag

  3. moviebuff

    Exactly, Shia would play a good Bourne.

    3 years agoby @movie-buffFlag

  4. Josh

    Did people really hate Eagle Eye that much? Because that's essentially what this film will be.

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  5. thedude-abides

    LeBeouf is a fine actor, but it's easy to understand the backlash he's getting from this report. His movies, while they aren't bad, have let a lot of fans down. Wall Street 2, Transformers 2, and Indy 4 (which I loved, by the way), have huge followings from very different demographics. It doesn't take much more to get on the wrong side of audiences than to be the person most associated with "ruining" films with those kinds of fan bases.

    Another reason - and this is the obvious one - is that he always plays himself. What is most likely upsetting people about this article isn't the fact that Labeouf is being considered to play Jason Bourne, it's that Bourne is essentially being considered to play Labeouf.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  6. moviebuff

    Thank you!

    3 years agoby @movie-buffFlag

  7. Josh

    I like LeBeouf! He has a strong, energetic screen presence (reminds me a lot of a young Tom Hanks). You never know how he could do in a role like this. It's not like Matt Damon was a big action star before they cast him in the first Bourne movie.

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  8. moviebuff

    Okay @dan1 . Obviously what you said could be said about every argument that has ever took place. Technically you are right..but we are in America and that doesnt matter. I want reasons rather than these arbitrary assertions. If i get a clear, logical explanation of why Shia is not "qualified" ill leave it alone. and normally i wouldnt intervene im just a big shia fan

    3 years agoby @movie-buffFlag

  9. Dan

    @movie-buff lol, why get upset over a hypothetical? I only said "happy to be a hater" because you going off on everybody is illogical, since it's our "opinions" you're attacking. You think he'd be good, the overwhelming majority of us think differently. That doesn't make us clueless.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  10. moviebuff

    sorry supes. not a f@g i got a little upset

    3 years agoby @movie-buffFlag

  11. moviebuff

    happy to be a f*g too. i cant conceive how all of these people hate shia labeouf. he is a good actor. he didnt ruin Indiana that movie shouldnt have been remade plain and simple..not his fault. He has a strong "action film" history. All of these other candidates with the exception of Garret Hedlund have not been in many action films. OBv. Toby has but he sucks.

    3 years agoby @movie-buffFlag

  12. Dan

    Happy to be a hater.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  13. moviebuff

    WTF is wrong with you people? Shia is good for this role, hes matured. you all have no idea what youre talking about. This IS HIS role. the only person to consider would be hedlund and gylenhaal is a good actor but not for this role. A GREAT candidate for this role should be f*cking TOM HARDY. He is the man. Sh*t i can see him playing james bond. he is perfect for this role..and so is SHIA you guys have no idea what youre talking about. Shia is great...haters

    3 years agoby @movie-buffFlag

  14. Rudy

    no.

    4 years agoby @rudyFlag

  15. Lane

    No thank you.

    4 years agoby @lane1Flag

  16. Dragon1991

    Thumbs down

    4 years agoby @Dragon1991Flag

  17. Masta_Chiefed

    @test-0001 Is something wrong with you?

    4 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  18. Dan

    CGI character with Damon's voice? LOL.... come on, man, don't be silly.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  19. Butso

    Shia is not suitable for this kind of movies !

    4 years agoby @detegolomesheFlag

  20. test-0001

    LaBeouf has ruined a couple of movies: If they can replace Megan Fox in Transformers, then they can definitely replace this guy. He's also ruined the Indiana Jones franchise, and that's why Harrison Ford has asked to make just one last movie so that he can have his character killed off and never have to star in another movie with LaBeouf ever again.
    Maybe they can use Garret Hedlund, he did a good job with Tron: Legacy, or why don't thy just try a CGI actor to replace Matt Damon and he can do the voice over, it would be so much better than casting Shia Labeouf.

    4 years agoby @test-0001Flag

  21. Ezio

    This makes me want to cry.

    4 years agoby @EzioFlag

  22. Jay.A.Ottley

    Ahhhh, I know, I've been working, now also working in a 7 screen cinema and for some odd reason when Movieweb added all these additions my account was messing up as it usually does when they upgrade this site.

    4 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  23. Pjwolsker

    @jayaottley ha where have you been? its been awhile

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  24. Jay.A.Ottley

    Oh Lord nooooo, please Gilroy just drop this already before you create a mockery of the Bourne franchise

    4 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  25. fanboy

    @messenger Yeah im f*ckog drunk to, but i say HELL f*cking NOOOOO!!!111!!

    4 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  26. fanboy

    F*ck you Labeaf! This role is not fory you bitch! This is for the kick ass damon!

    4 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  27. Titanictom

    Hasn't He ruined enough Movies!!!!!!

    4 years agoby @titanictomFlag

  28. RojoDiablo

    If you want to go out and hire the absolute worst actor for this franchise then yes, Shia would be a perfect choice!

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  29. Writer220

    There are much better actors out there and putting this out is plain awful.
    Come to think of it, Ben Afflict would be a better choice than La'buffy but I have a feeling this is just a rumor.
    I don't mind him in certain films but when it comes to films like this his agent should just give him small roles.

    4 years agoby @writer220Flag

  30. Remy72883

    please tell me this is just a nonsense rumor cause if this happens im out

    4 years agoby @remy72883Flag