Strathairn’s double duty

Thesp lines up 'Chronicles,' 'Bourne'

David Strathairn has booked roles in a pair of projects. Thesp will lense a lead role in Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures “The Spiderwick Chronicles” then will segue to the third installment of Universal Pictures “Bourne Identity” franchise.

Fantasy pic “Spiderwick” is being directed by Mark Waters.

Story centers on three children who move to their great uncle’s ancient mansion only to discover a magical book which opens up a new world.

The Paul Greengrass-directed “Bourne Ultimatum” will again star Matt Damon as Jason Bourne who is on the run, hoping to solve the mystery of his past. Strathairn will play the leader of a secret operation which is hunting Damon’s character.

Strathairn next stars in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “We Are Marshall.”

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