Actor Matt Damon announced he has signed up for LifeLock, the well-known identify theft protection service, in order to prevent Jeremy Renner from stealing his identity after Renner managed to steal his movie franchise with “The Bourne Legacy,” the latest installment in the successful series of films.
“Renner clearly wants to be me,” a concerned Damon told Hollywood & Swine. “It’s like I’m Bridget Fonda in ‘Single White Female’ and he’s Jennifer Jason Leigh.”
According to Damon, Renner first became obsessed with stealing his identity while filming the movie “The Town,” starring and directed by Damon’s best friend, Ben Affleck. Renner became so enamored with the charismatic Afleck that he tried to become his new best friend, but Affleck declined the offer due to his lifelong bond with Damon.
Shortly after, inspired by Damon’s own film “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” Renner devoted himself to supplanting Damon in Hollywood, eventually replacing him in the latest installment of Universal’s “Bourne” franchise.
Damon also claims that Renner pretends to be him at restaurants to get better tables and has even called George Clooney to offer his services as a cheaper alternative to Damon if they decide to make “Ocean’s Fourteen.”
“Thanks to LifeLock, I no longer have to worry about Renner getting hold of my social security number and taking out credit cards in my name,” said a relieved Damon, who said he’s in negotiations to be LifeLock’s corporate spokesman.
But Hollywood & Swine has learned that negotiations between Damon and LifeLock have since fallen apart after the company decided to go with Jeremy Renner, a cheaper alternative,