AFI FEST 2014 Presented By Audi Gala Screening Of "The Homesman" - Red CarpetOscar winner Tommy Lee Jones has joined the upcoming "Bourne" sequel, according to a new report.

Variety writes that Jones is set to play a high-ranking CIA officer in the flick, which will reunite titular star Matt Damon with the hit action franchise. Damon last appeared in "The Bourne Ultimatum" in 2007, then turned the franchise over to Jeremy Renner in 2012 reboot "The Bourne Legacy."

Jones has plenty of experience in the action and thriller genres (his Academy Award-winning role in "The Fugitive" is just one of many shining examples), so he should fit in nicely with the "Bourne" crew, which also includes the returning Julia Stiles (like Damon, she starred in the first three flicks) and Alicia Vikander. Paul Greengrass, who helmed "The Bourne Supremacy" and "Ultimatum," is also on board for the new flick.

Variety reports that production on the new sequel -- which is still untitled -- is expected to begin this summer. The film is due out on July 29, 2016.

[via: Variety]

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