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Matt Damon will be in Meridian for ‘Jason Bourne’ premiere

Matt Damon returns in "Jason Bourne"

Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. The next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows. Based on characters created by Robert Ludlum, the film is w
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Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. The next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows. Based on characters created by Robert Ludlum, the film is w

It’s been a while, but Matt Damon is coming back to Idaho. The Oscar winner will appear at a premiere screening of “Jason Bourne,” the fifth in the “Bourne” series, with producer Frank Marshall.

Marshall, the head of Kennedy/Marshall Company, and his wife, Kathleen Kennedy, who heads Lucasfilm, lived in Boise while they launched their careers. They became involved in the Treasure Valley Family YMCA and keep deep connections here and an affection for the city.

This will mark Damon’s fourth trip to the Treasure Valley.

Damon has delighted Boise twice before with “The Bourne Identity” in 2002. “The Bourne Supremacy” in 2004 and “The Bourne Ultimatum” in 2007.

The screening will benefit the YMCA’s capital campaign for its new facility in South Meridian.

The film will screen in multiple theaters at Village Cinema at The Village in Meridian, 3711 E. Longwing Lane, on Wednesday, July 20. Damon, Marshall and YMCA CEO David Duro will introduce the screenings and attend a post-screening VIP reception.

Ticket prices are still in the works. They’re expected to go on sale before the end of May, YMCA communications director Katherine Johnson said.

This film brings Damon back to the role that propelled him into an action hero. The first three “Bourne” films centered on black-ops assassin Jason Bourne’s struggle to regain his identity and reclaim his moral center after a trauma erased his memory. Damon did not appear in “The Bourne Legacy,” the fourth in the series.

The latest film brings him back to the role in which the character remembers who he was before becoming Bourne, and uncovers hidden truths about his past.

Directed by Paul Greengrass, it also stars Julia Stiles, Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander.

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