Though it's hard for me to imagine him as a villain (after watching him play the sweet, yet emotionally deranged Stephan in The Science of Sleep), Gael García Bernal has been offered the role of bad guy in The Bourne Ultimatum, which just started shooting this week in Tangier. (Hmm, so that's why Matt Damon seemed jacked when I saw him at The Departed press junket.)

However, negotiations haven't even started yet and, with production kicking into full swing, folks will have to act fast (ie: give the dude whatever he wants) if they want to remain on schedule. The third (and final?) installment in the Bourne franchise finds our favorite amnesiac spy hero (Damon) unearthing clues to his past which somehow pin him up against a superkiller (Bernal, if he takes the part). Paul Greengrass will direct, with Joan Allen, Julia Stiles and David Strathairn set to star alongside Damon. Is it just me, or does anyone else have a hard time picturing Bernal as a superkiller?

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