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Jeremy Renner has been offered the lead role in The Bourne Legacy, reports.

The spin-off film follows a new operative (Renner) from a covert government program, similar to the character of Jason Bourne that Matt Damon originated in the series. Tony Gilroy will return to direct.

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Renner was nominated for back-to-back Oscars on The Hurt Locker and The Town. He can be seen next in Thor, out May 6.