James FrancoRemember that summer news about the Bourne franchise getting a new film? Back in June, word hit that director and screenwriter Tony Gilroy -- of 'Michael Clayton' and 'Duplicity' fame -- was going to write and direct a fourth entry in the series, tentatively titled 'The Bourne Legacy.' Obviously, this is a new continuation outside of Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass -- both of whom wiped their hands of the world after 'The Bourne Ultimatum.'

We already know Damon won't be returning for 'Legacy', and that while the film will still remain in a universe that includes the Jason Bourne character (in a way that might open it up for Damon to return in a future installment), this next sequel will star a whole new character. But which actor will take over for Damon? Well, consider the rumor mill officially open for business, as the NY Post is reporting that during an after-party for James Franco's new Oscar buzz-worthy '127 Hours,' Tony Gilroy "made a beeline for Franco, asking to be introduced to him." Of course, Gilroy could be a fan, but this is Hollywood, and business never completely rests.
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