THE BOURNE LEGACY – Production Notes - I Watch Mike
He also co-starred in the Columbia Pictures’ 2003 hit S.W.A.T., opposite Colin Farrell and Samuel L. Jackson. Renner also starred opposite Academy Award ® winner Charlize Theron in Warner Bros.’ North Country, a fictionalized account of the first major success ful sexual harassment case in the United States. The role that initially put Renner on the map, earning the actor an Independent Spirit Award nomi- nation, was his portrayal of Jeffrey Dahmer in the indie hit Dahmer. His background in theater, Renner starred in and also co-directed Search & Destroy, which was produced by Barry Levinson and received stellar reviews. In 2013, Renner will star opposite Gemma Arterton in Paramount Pictures’ Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, directed by Tommy Wirkola, and opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard in an untitled James Gray-directed film, for The Weinstein Company. In 2011, he and partner Don Handfield formed The Combine, a production company that will create, develop and produce high-quality, character-driven content for mainstream audiences. Academy Award ®-winning actress RACHEL WEISZ (Dr. Marta Shearing), who is known for portraying women of incredible spirit and intel ligence, continues to seek out challenging roles both on screen and on stage. In 2005, Weisz received overwhelming critical praise as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award ® for her performance in The Constant Gardener, directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God) and based on the best-selling John le Carré novel. Weisz will be in Sam Raimi’s upcoming Oz: The Great and Powerful, co-starring Mila Kunis, James – 38 – Franco and Michelle Williams, which is slated for a March 2013 release by Walt Disney Pictures. She recently reunited with Meirelles on 360, co-starring Jude Law and Anthony Hopkins, which premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Also in the pipeline for 2012 is a starring role in Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder, alongside Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams and Ben Affleck. Weisz recently starred opposite Tom Hiddleston in Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea, a film adaptation of the Terence Rattigan play. She also appeared in the indie pol i tical drama The Whistleblower, directed by Larysa Kondracki. Based on a true story, the film chronicles the trials of a female cop from Nebraska (Weisz) who serves as a peacekeeper in postwar Bosnia and exposes a United Nations cover-up of a sex-trafficking scandal. Prior to that, Weisz was seen in Jim Sheridan’s thriller Dream House, opposite Daniel Craig, and David Hare’s Page Eight, along side Bill Nighy and Ralph Fiennes for the BBC. In 2009, Weisz received critical acclaim for her performance in Alejandro Amenábar’s ancient Egypt epic Agora, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and co-starred Max Minghella. Weisz’s previous film credits include Rian Johnson’s The Brothers Bloom, with Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody; Wong Kar Wai’s My Blueberry Nights; Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones; Adam Brooks’ romantic comedy Definitely, Maybe, with Ryan Reynolds; David Dobkin’s Fred Claus with Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti; Darren Aronofsky’s sci-fi/ romantic fantasy-adventure The Fountain, with Hugh Jackman; Francis Lawrence’s hit thriller Constantine; Gary Fleder’s Runaway Jury; James Foley’s Confidence; and Chris and Paul Weitz’s About a Boy. She is known to audiences worldwide for her lead role, opposite Brendan Fraser, in Stephen Sommers’ blockbuster movies The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. Weisz also starred in Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Enemy at the Gates, Michael Winterbottom’s I Want You, David Leland’s The Land Girls, Beeban Kidron’s Swept From the Sea and Bernardo Bertolucci’s Stealing Beauty.
In 2010, Weisz won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance as Blanche DuBois in the West End revival of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. Weisz received critical acclaim for Focus Features’ The Shape of Things, which also marked her first venture into producing. She had previously starred in writer/director Neil LaBute’s staging of his original play of the same name, in London and New York City. She garnered a Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in Sean Mathias’ U.K. staging of Noël Coward’s Design for Living. She also starred in the West End production of Suddenly Last Summer, also directed by Mathias. Weisz began her career as a student at Cambridge University, where she formed the Talking Tongues Theatre Group. The group performed experimental pieces and won the prestigious Guardian Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. EDWARD NORTON (Ret. Col. Eric Byer, USAF) has starred in the films Primal Fear, Everyone Says I Love You, The People vs. Larry Flynt, American History X, Rounders, Fight Club, Keeping the Faith, The Score, Death to Smoochy, Frida, Red Dragon, 25th Hour, The Italian Job, Down in the Valley, Kingdom of Heaven, The Illusionist, The Painted Veil, The Incredible Hulk, Pride and Glory, Leaves of Grass, Stone and Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. He has been nominated for two Academy Awards ®, for Primal Fear and American History X, and won a Golden Globe along with numerous other awards for his performances. He produced and directed Keeping the Faith and also produced Down in the Valley (a Cannes Film Festival selection), The Painted Veil, Leaves of Grass and – 39 – the documentary By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, which was nominated for three Emmy Awards. Norton also founded and runs Class 5 Films in partnership with writer Stuart Blumberg and producer Bill Migliore. Class 5’s first two features, Down in the Valley and The Painted Veil, were released in 2006. The company’s documentary division produces nature, science and documentary films independently. Class 5’s documentary productions include: The Yunnan Great Rivers Expedition, a film made by Jim Norton for Versus, about a historic white-water adventure that took place in China in 2003, and Dirty Work, a film by David Sampliner and Tim Nackashi that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and aired on the Sundance Channel. Class 5 also collaborated with the Sea Studios Foundation on their highly acclaimed, multimillion-dollar series about earth system sciences for National Geographic, Strange Days on Planet Earth, hosted and narrated by Norton. The second installment in the series premiered on PBS in April 2008. Class 5 recently announced a partnership with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and National Geographic to produce an epic 10-part series for HBO based on Stephen Ambrose’s acclaimed book “Undaunted Courage” about the Lewis and Clark expedition. Norton and Pitt will executive produce the series. Norton is also a committed social and environmental activist. John Huston once said of STACY KEACH (Ret. Adm. Mark Turso, USN), “Stacy is not merely a star. He is a constellation. The audi ence will come to see whatever character he portrays.” Loved both by the public and critics, Keach is truly a star of stage, screen and television, having starred in the latter medium most