Jeremy Renner not injured in bar brawl in Thailand, rep says
Jeremy Renner was not injured in a bloody bar fight in Thailand, despite recent reports, the actor's spokesperson says.
The Phuket Gazette reported that Renner, who turns 41 on Saturday, was drinking at a bar at the Sri Panwa Resort with General Manager Vorasit Issara, who at one point dropped his glass. This sparked a fight and several men stabbed Issara and attacked him in the neck with an axe, the report said, adding that six staff members were arrested and charged with attempted murder.
"Jeremy Renner was indeed in a bar in Phuket Thailand as a vicious attack on a patron took place but was not injured or involved," his spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com on Thursday, January 5. "He exited as the fight took place and is currently in Manila shooting 'The Bourne Legacy.'"
Traveling from Manila, the capital of The Philippines, to Phuket, a popular tourist city located on an island in Thailand, takes two plane trips and a minimum of about four or five hours.
"The Bourne Legacy" is the first movie in the spy film series without Matt Damon playing the part of the title character and focuses on a new CIA operative, played by Renner. "The Bourne Legacy" also stars Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz and hits theaters in August 2012.
Renner, who has been nominated for Oscars for his performances in the films "The Town" and "The Hurt Locker," also appears in the fourth "Mission: Impossible" movie, "Ghost Protocol," which was released in December.
Renner also recently filmed "The Avengers." He plays Hawkeye, part of an extensive ensemble of superheroes, alongside actors such as Robert Downey Jr., who reprises his role as Iron Man, and Johansson, who slips back into her "Iron Man 2" catsuit to portray the Black Widow. "The Avengers" is set for release on May 4, 2012.