It has been confirmed that Julia Stiles will reprise her role as Nicky Parsons in the fifth instalment of the Bourne franchise.

The 34-year-old actress starred as a CIA-operative-turned-ally in the first three films, but didn't return for the 2012 spin-off The Bourne Legacy.

Stiles joins star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass, who are also returning to the franchise. Damon and Greengrass are writing the screenplay alongside Christopher Rouse, who worked as an editor on the second and third Bourne films. 

Ex Machina star Alicia Vikander is reportedly in talks for a role in the film, but so far her casting has not been confirmed.