Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner has revealed that receiving The Bourne Legacy script was a highly secretive operation.

Renner takes over the lead role in the Bourne franchise for the first time this summer as the fourth movie hits the big screen.

Directed by Tony Gilroy the movie sees Renner take on the role of Aaron Cross and the actor says that he only had two hours to read the screenplay.

Speaking to The Press Association the actor said: "I was shooting Hansel And Gretel in Berlin and it was very secretive.

"They didn't want it getting out. They didn't trust me enough to send it over so they literally flew somebody out.

"I got a knock on my door at midnight and this script slid in and they just said, 'Call me when you're done with it. You've got about two hours'."

Gilroy has penned all of the Bourne scripts and he is moving into the director's chair for the first time since Duplicity.

Renner is supported by an all star cast as Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton are all also set to take on major roles.

The Bourne Legacy is released 13th August.

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