Alicia Vikander (‘Ex Machina’) in talks for ‘Assassin’s Creed’ movie, new ‘Bourne’ film

Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander is fucking awesome. V. much yes awesome. And so coming out of Ex Machina‘s cult, if not runaway, success, I wish her all the profitable roles! Get them ducats!


After starring in the riveting sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, which you can still catch in theaters, Swedish actress Alicia Vikander is on the rise to stardom. Aside from being sexy and mysterious in Alex Garland’s magnificent film about artificial intelligence, we’ll also see Vikander in Guy Ritchie’s forthcoming Man from U.N.C.L.E., the chef-centric Adam Jonesstarring Bradley Cooper and the potential awards contender The Danish Girl, with Eddie Redmayne.

And now she looks to be getting an even bigger boost as Alicia Vikander joins Assassin’s Creed, the video game adaptation at New Regency, and Universal’s developing Jason Bourne sequel with Matt Damon. Get more details after the jump.

Deadline has the story out of Cannes, where news recently surfaced that Vikander was going to join Tom Hanks in The Circle, James Ponsoldt‘s upcoming adaptation of Dave Eggers‘ 2013 novel of the same name. However, with Vikander’s star rising, and these two projects now trying to strike a deal with the actress, it appears that she will likely end up dropping out of The Circle. However, the production already as an offer out to Emma Watson to replace her, so the project shouldn’t be thrown off course.

As of now Vikander is only in talks for these two projects as her schedule still needs to be figured out, but as of now the actress will probably end up with both roles. However, as of now, it’s unclear what characters she would play in either film, mostly because details on both of the anticipated 2016 projects are being kept under wraps.

With Bourne 5, all we know is that The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass is getting back behind the camera and Matt Damon will reprise his role as Jason Bourne. This has put the direct sequel toThe Bourne Legacy starring Jeremy Renner on the backburner for now. And for those hoping for an eventual crossover, producer Frank Marshall crushed those dreams earlier this year. But things change with time.