The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 film based on Robert Ludlum's best-selling novel of the same name. As with the two preceding Bourne films, it is expected that it will have an almost completely different plot. Matt Damon stars once again as Ludlum's signature character, amnesia-suffering assassin Jason Bourne. Joan Allen, Paddy Considine, Edgar Ramirez, Julia Stiles, and David Strathairn co-star. Paul Greengrass will direct from a script by Tony Gilroy and celebrated playwright Tom Stoppard. Universal Pictures is scheduled to release the film on August 3, 2007.