With production currently in full swing and no bad guy attached, folks behind The Bourne Ultimatum had to work fast in order to find a satisfying male villain. After Gael García Bernal turned down the role recently, Empire Online has learned that Edgar Ramirez has jumped onboard instead, rounding out a cast that already includes Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Joan Allen and David Strathairn.

Ramirez will take on the role of Paz, an assassin and yet another person searching for the ever-allusive Jason Bourne. For those who don't know who Ramirez is, he's probably best known in the US for his role opposite Keira Knightley in Domino, but apart from that he's starred in several Spanish-language films like Elipsis and Punto y raya (which was also Venezuela's official submission for the 2005 Academy Awards in the Foreign Language category). Personally, I'm not familiar with the dude's work, so perhaps some of you who are can chime in and let us know whether or not you feel he will make a good Bourne baddie.

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