Rami Malek in talks for James Bond 2020 film, to play antagonist

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 01, 2019, 11:07 AM(IST)

Rami Malek and Daniel Craig Photograph:( Reuters )

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Rami Malek is now in final negotiations to play the antagonist in the latest instalment of James Bond franchise. 

High on his Oscar win as he won the statuette this year for best actor for his performance in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Rami Malek is now in final negotiations to play the antagonist in the latest instalment of James Bond franchise. Also read: Rami fell off stage after picking best actor award

The film directed by Carol Joji Fukunaga will see Rami portray a very different character than the ones he’s played in the past. He was shortlisted for the role earlier but his shoot for hit series ‘Mr Robot’ got in the way. 

Now, according to Collider, the actor’s team has successfully managed his shooting schedule to accommodate the Bond film.

The yet-to-be-titled film will see Daniel Craig reprise his role as James Bond for the fifth time and possibly the last. Actors Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw will also reprise their roles in the new film. This is how much Daniel Craig is earning from this film!

French star Lea Seydoux, who played psychologist Madeleine Swann in Sam Mendes’ ‘Spectre’ will also return.

The film will be distributed by MGM in partnership with Annapurna Pictures. It will release on April 8, 2020.

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