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Good ole Shia Labeouf has just been added to the long list of actors grabbing at the leading role for the new Bourne spin-off series. Also on this list are some big names like Jake Gyllenhaal and… wait… I dont think any of the other names are big.
My opinion?? Too soft. Shia’s charm is in his witty comments and teenage-ish naevity (this poor guy is never gonna look a day older than 19). He may have been able to be mildly serious in the movie Eagle Eye (which was predictable but not too bad), but I really doubt he could go up to the cold and numb personality that Bourne movies utilize.
Who do I want to play Bourne? (besides Matt Damon?) I’m gonna have to go with Joseph Gordon-Levitte. You know, that goofie long-haired kid on Third Rock from the Sun. You would probably ask how in the world he’s not too soft to play the role, and a while ago I would have agreed with you. Until I saw Inception. Man! He really did shine in that movie. I gotta say, I think he could pull this role off and do an amazing job at that.
We’ll just have to see how it goes.