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New ‘Jason Bourne’ In The Works With Edward Berger Directing – Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: After his World Struggle I epic All Quiet On The Western Entrance took dwelling the Oscar for Finest International Movie, director Edward Berger might have discovered his follow-up challenge with one of many greatest motion heroes of this century. Sources inform Deadline Common Footage is trying to get again in enterprise with Jason Bourne because the studio has begun early growth on a brand new installment within the Jason Bourne franchise and that Berger is in negotiations to supervise growth and direct the pic.

Common couldn’t be reached for remark and insiders near the challenge say there isn’t any script presently and that it’s nonetheless in early growth. That stated, Berger has been in excessive demand following All Quiet On The Western Entrance‘s massive evening on the Oscars and if a deal closes, his involvement with the challenge has all events very enthusiastic about the way forward for Bourne.

If a deal closes, Berger can be the one attachment presently with no different expertise on board however insiders add that Matt Damon, who starred as Bourne in 4 of the 5 movies, can be first approached to return within the iconic position as soon as a script is completed. As all the time, the whole lot must be executed completely for Damon to even think about coming again to the franchise and that begins with an amazing script and story and in order of proper now no dedication from him till all of that’s in place.

Just like the Quick & Livid franchise, Bourne is an important IP to Common that has led to each large box-office {dollars} in addition to enormous crucial acclaim and is all the time a property that’s extremely valued on the studio.

As for Berger, his most up-to-date pic All Quiet on The Western Entrance, which was nominated for 9 Academy Awards, and gained 4, together with Finest Worldwide Movie. The movie gained 5 BAFTAs together with Finest Movie Not In The English Language and Finest Director.

Most lately he directed Conclave, written by Peter Straughan from the bestselling ebook by Robert Harris, and starring Ralph Fiennes, John Lithgow, Stanley Tucci, and Isabella Rossellini. The movie was lately acquired by Focus Options for distribution.

On the TV sides, Berger brought about a stir outdoors of Germany with the manufacturing of the sequence The Terror with Jared Harris in 2018, Patrick Melrose (based mostly on the books by Edward St Aubyn) with Benedict Cumberbatch and Your Honor with Bryan Cranston and Michael Stuhlbarg in the primary roles. Patrick Melrose earned him one other spherical of accolades because it was nominated for an Emmy in 5 classes, together with Finest Restricted Sequence and Finest Director, in addition to for a Golden Globe for Finest Actor.

In 2019, the sequence gained 4 BAFTAs, with Berger awarded a BAFTA for the Finest Restricted Sequence. In 2019, he was represented on the Berlinale with the film All of the Loving with Lars Eidinger.

He’s repped by Vary Media Companions, CAA and Casartto Ramsey & Associates.

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