Damon to pass Bourne on to Denzel?
Published 01/03/2010 | 13:44
Matt Damon has said there could be more Bourne movies, but he might not star in them.
The 39-year-old actor - who played amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne in the Bourne trilogy - told The New York Daily News he may pass on the role to Russell Crowe, Denzel Washington or Ryan Gosling.
Matt said: "I think the way to extend the franchise is to create a 'Bourne identity' that different actors can take on - I could pass the identity to Russell Crowe or Denzel Washington or Ryan Gosling."
But the Oscar-winner added that if director Paul Greengrass - who helmed the Bourne Supremacy and the Bourne Ultimatum - was on board, he would be too, saying: "If Paul Greengrass does it and we have something to say, definitely."
However Greengrass, who directs Matt in new movie Green Zone, was less keen, saying: "I'm out of it. I'm going to try other things."
In Iraq War thriller Green Zone, Matt plays a soldier fighting to expose the Bush administration's weapons of mass destruction deception. His character, Roy Miller, is based on real-life Army chief warrant officer, Richard (Monty) Gonzales, whose Mobile Exploitation Team was charged with finding the WMDs during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Amy Ryan co-stars as a reporter, based on Bush water-carrier Judy Miller, and Greg Kinnear plays the sly Bush operative who leads her to believe an Iraqi general has confirmed the existence of WMDs.