Jeremy Renner & Rachel Weisz Premiere "The Bourne Legacy" in NYC

Posted Monday July 30, 2012 8:52 PM GMT

With the release of their film quickly approaching, the stars of “The Bourne Legacy” hit the red carpet at their New York City premiere on Monday night (July 30).

The Ziegfeld Theater was lit up with beauty as Rachel Weisz and Rene Russo showed off their impeccable style, both donning classy ensembles.

The lovely ladies were joined by their handsome co-stars Jeremy Renner and Edward Norton, who have both been busy promoting their action-packed thriller, which is set to hit theaters on August 10.

In the new installment to the “Bourne” series, Tony Gilroy directed and created a unique situation by secluding the first three films' main man Matt Damon from the flick.

It was never a problem for Gilroy, who explained that moving on with the series was easier than expected, explaining, “Years go by and I think a lot of people try to figure out on how to continue with Jason Bourne and they finally just had enough and they all walked away. And it was sometime after that that I got a call to just have a meeting -- just as a problem-solver."

Tony added, "Was there any way to go forward? That's where the conversation started. So it was never anything that I anticipated -- I was never part of the effort to continue the series with Matt. When it came to me, he and Paul were officially long gone.”

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