Aug 8, 2011

Tradecraft: Mike Hammer Hunts Bourne

Actually, there's no truth to that headline, but it got your attention, right? Variety reports that Stacy Keach (Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer himself) has joined the cast of Tony Gilroy's The Bourne Legacy. The trade, however, offers no details on what sort of part he'll play. It's my own conclusion that he'll probably be hunting the main character (isn't that what everybody else is always doing in these movies?), but since that character is not Matt Damon's Jason Bourne, but another assassin from the Treadstone program played by Jeremy Renner, he won't be hunting Bourne. Still, it's cool casting, right? Keach joins an eclectic cast including the returning Joan Allen and Albert Finney and newcomers Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz and Oscar Isaac.

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