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May 6, 2014

Matt Damon says he is always open to 'Bourne' return

Actor would reprise role, saying he wants to work with director Paul Greengrass on franchise

Matt Damon says he is always open to 'Bourne' return

Matt Damon has suggested that he wants to make more films in the Bourne franchise.

Damon and director Paul Greengrass made three movies together with Damon starring as Jason Bourne. The most recent film was 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum. He was later replaced by Jeremy Renner, who made the 2012 movie The Bourne Legacy, after Damon chose not to reprise his role.

However, speaking to CNBC, Damon said that if the story was right, he and Greengrass could reunite once more."I've always been open to it if Paul Greengrass is the director," he said, adding that he would "love to see what happened to him (Bourne)".

"We've just never been able to come up with a story. So if any of your viewers have a story, please call Universal and submit it."

Meanwhile, a fifth film in the Bourne series has been confirmed, according to reports.

The latest installment in the spy franchise will open in US cinemas on 14 August 2015, with Jeremy Renner set to reprise his role as agent Aaron Cross.

Justin Lin is set to replace Tony Gilroy in the director's chair, while Anthony Peckham (Invictus, Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes) will pen the script. The Bourne Legacy took an impressive $275 million (£180 million) at cinemas worldwide last summer, but failed to match the success of the previous instalment, 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum, which raked in over $440 million (£290 million).

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