damon matt 200x250 Matt Damon on Bourne 4: Hes Waiting Out DisputeStar Matt Damon tells me he isn’t going ahead with the fourth “Bourne” movie without director Paul Greengrass.

“I’m waiting for Paul,” Damon told me last night at the “Invictus” premiere for the Museum of the Moving Image. “And he’ll come back when there’s a script.”

Greengrass reportedly quit the fourth installment of the “Bourne” saga this week. The reason? A disagreement with Universal Pictures about the screenplay written by Damon pal George Nolfi. Universal was said to be commissioning another script. That’s when Greengrass balked and walked. Now Damon seems like he’s out, too.

Oh well, you know it will all be worked out soon, especially if Matt holds out. Universal needs a new “Bourne” for summer 2011.

Greengrass previously directed “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum.” Doug Liman directed “The Bourne Identity.” All of the films are based on novels by the late great Robert Ludlum, who must be smiling from heaven that his novels have become permanent hits. He died in 2001 at age 73.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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