Oscar Isaac Is ‘Bourne’ Again In Robert Ludlum Thriller Spinoff

EXCLUSIVE: Not long ago, newcomer Oscar Isaac tested for Tony Gilroy and the lead role in Universal’s The Bourne Legacy and made such a strong impression that the director seriously considered giving the actor the lead role that went to Jeremy Renner. Well, Isaac has just landed the role of “Number 3,” another brainwashed assassin in the film, and it’s a major role in the movie that Gilroy will direct. Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton are also expected to star in The Bourne Identity spinoff. Isaac is about to wrap filming on Steel Town, the Walden Media drama that also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis. He was most recently seen in Sucker Punch and stars in the Nic Refn-directed Drive opposite Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan. He also stars in the Madonna-directed W.E., and stars in Ten Year with Channing Tatum, Anthony Mackie, Justin Long and Rosario Dawson. He’s repped by UTA and Inspire Entertainment.

Comments (7)

  • Fully deserved. He was astonishing in ‘Balibo’ as a young José Ramos-Horta.

    Comment by tevin — Thursday July 21, 2011 @ 7:58pm PDT  
  • This kid is a star-such a shame universal didn’t have the balls to go with him in the lead-it would have made this film so exciting. So glad for this kid that he is building a great body of work.

    Comment by yes! — Thursday July 21, 2011 @ 10:09pm PDT  
  • He was also great in the underrated Rachel Weisz epic Agora

    Comment by Dommer — Friday July 22, 2011 @ 2:48am PDT  
  • Oscar is a great guy, very humble and talented. Known him since his work in All About The Benjamins. Very happy for him!

    Comment by Congrats! — Friday July 22, 2011 @ 5:10am PDT  
  • In it he declares Bourne AAANNNN OUTLAAAAWW!!

    Comment by Toby Esterhase — Friday July 22, 2011 @ 7:53am PDT  
  • He was the one good thing in Ridley’s Robin Hood.

    Comment by Milton Abbede — Saturday July 23, 2011 @ 4:21pm PDT  
  • Oscar Issac is an absolutely brilliant actor. He was Gilroy’s choice.
    Been a huge highlight in everything he’s been in. Cannot wait for Drive.
    Psyched he’s in Bourne.

    Comment by truth — Sunday July 24, 2011 @ 12:10pm PDT  
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