Oscar winner, Rami Malek will star in the 25th James Bond film alongside Daniel Craig. it was confirmed today.
Malek hinted in a video message he will be playing a villain in the film. “I’m stuck here in New York in production but I’m very much looking forward to joining the whole cast and crew. I will be making sure Mr Bond does not have an easy ride in this, his 25th outing. See you all soon.”
Here’s Rami’s message about taking on Bond:
Rami, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury, has been cast with Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch and Game Night actor Billy Magnussen for the untitled release.
Daniel Craig is set to reprise his role as James Bond, while Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Naomie Harris and Jeffrey Wright are also participating in the new film. Also joining, are Dali Benssalah, Ana De Armas and David Dencik.
The cast of the 25th installment of the film franchise, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, was announced nearly a year after it was confirmed that Daniel Craig would be returning to play 007 for the fifth time.
The big reveal was made live at the late Bond author Ian Fleming’s Jamaican villa, aptly called GoldenEye, as well as Laughing Waters beach where Dr. No was filmed.
It is expected to be Craig’s last time playing the spy, having previously starred in Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.