Julia Stiles will return for the fifth 'Bourne Identity' film.

The actress has been confirmed for the latest instalment in the popular action thriller series which is set to begin filming later this year.

Last year, Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass revealed they would also be coming back to make the movie, which is scheduled to be released next year, after neither Julia or Matt appeared in 2012's 'The Bourne Legacy'.

The 34-year-old star - who plays covert agent Nicky Parsons - had a key role in the third film, 2007's 'The Bourne Ultimatum', although it is currently unclear how she will be involved in the upcoming movie, which is set to open in cinemas on July 29 2016.

However, the blonde beauty - who wrapped filming on crime thriller 'Beyond Deceit' with Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins and Josh Duhamel earlier this year - recently revealed the original plan was for her character to be killed off in the first film, but had the scenes cut so she could return for the sequel.

She said: ''I was really lucky.

''Originally I was going to be killed in the first film. I was flipped up against a wall and my neck snapped, but they cut it together in a different way so I survived, which was lucky for me.''