Negotiations are underway for the casting of Edward Norton as the villain of the next Bourne series, ‘The Bourne Legacy’, Jeff Sneider and Justin Kroll of Variety exclusively reports. He will star opposite actors Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz. This Bourne film is written and will be directed by Tony Gilroy.

Although the plot is still undisclosed, it’s already been known that Jason Bourne will not be part of the story. Jeremy Renner will play an entirely different assassin, but still under the same program as Bourne’s.

Aside from this offer and his portrayal in ‘Stone’, Norton has been on a roll with his bad guy portrayals. Should he take on The Bourne Legacy, this will be his first commercial movie after starring in The Incredible Hulk.