The fourth Bourne installment – and the first to feature the Philippines in lengthy detail – premiered Monday in New York at the Ziegfeld Theater, with stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Rene Russo, and Stacy Keach gracing the red carpet.
“The Bourne Legacy” was partly shot in Manila, Pasay, and Palawan in January and February.
Filipino indie and theater actors took part in the production, as did the Metro Manila Development Authority who assisted the crew during shooting in Manila’s avenues and other locations.
Renner looked dashing in a black suit on the red carpet, in contrast to his barong Tagalog and cargo pants ensemble when he paid President Benigno Aquino III a courtesy call in February.
The star of “The Avengers” and “The Hurt Locker” stars in “Bourne Legacy” as rogue CIA spy Aaron Cross, a similar but different character from the spy Jason Bourne, whom Matt Damon played in the first three movies.
Weisz, who was elegant in a Dior dress and Christian Louboutin heels during the Monday premiere, plays research scientist Dr. Marta Shearing, who is also pursued by CIA operatives along with Cross.
“Bourne Legacy” will have its Asian premiere at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City on August 5, ahead of its August 8 opening date in the Philippines and August 10 opening date in the U.S.