The Bourne Legacy (2012)
The Bourne Legacy SynopsisThe narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films.
The Bourne Legacy Release Date
In Theaters August 10, 2012
The Bourne Legacy Credits
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, and Oscar Isaac
Written by: Tony Gilroy and Dan Gilroy
Directed by: Tony Gilroy
Produced by: Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley, Jeffrey M. Weiner, and Ben Smith
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Universal Pictures
External Info: The Bourne Legacy Official Website
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