James Franco for The Bourne Legacy?

Franco could replace Damon

2011 is already looking like the year James Franco finally turns into a megastar.

With a mixture of Oscar-worthy (Howl, 127 Hours), franchise-fodder (Rise Of The Apes) and awesome (Your Highness) all slated, we're already predicting 2011 will be Franco's  year.

But it looks like he could be about to stake his claim on 2012, too. If the rumour-mill's to be believed, Franco is about to play the lead in the Bourne franchise.

And James is just about the only person we can think of who could come close to replacing Damon. It seems director Tony Gilroy agrees.

On replacing Damon, Gilroy said: "I couldn't imagine trying to replace him. All the conspiratorial politics aside, these are very uncynical, honest movies, and I don't know another actor who brings more integrity and dignity, and a lack of cynicism, to his work than Matt."

We do. James Franco. Let's hope this rumour turns factual soon.


    • fuzzcaminski

      Nov 10th 2010, 18:49

      @ Dalidab, I'm sure Franco is crying in to his pillow right now, 'Why won't Dalidab see a movie I haven't been attached to yet and hasn't been filmed yet! Whhyyyyyyy!' Poor Franco, you're mean Dalidab.

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    • yasmin

      Nov 10th 2010, 19:11

      I don't this would be a good idea for Franco. He is so talented, I don't think he should be tie- down to a blockbuster film and something with sequels like Bourne. Also, he isn't an action type of actor!! He is more drama... I think he should stick to films like Pinapple Express, 127 Hours and James Dean. P.S. I hope he gets an oscar for his portrayal as either Aaron Ralston or Allen Ginsberg. xD

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    • fuzzcaminski

      Nov 10th 2010, 19:36

      Tristan and Isolde is a plodding, stodgy, thicket of a film, with many glaring historical inaccuracies.But aside from that, as the previous reports about the fourth Bourne film suggests, it's a stand alone project, with a logical stepping stone being the legacy of Bourne's (or the Treadstone project's) actions having a domino effect on the spooks and the running of black ops missions/individuals across the globe. Surely a prequel would work just as easily as a direct sequel to the Ultimatum.

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