The Academy Award-winning actor Rami Malek is in talks to play the antagonist in the latest instalment of James Bond franchise. The film will be helmed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, who signed up as a director after Danny Boyle walked out of the project due to creative differences. It was being reported earlier that Malek was being eyed for the villain role, but his schedule on the last season of his breakout show Mr. Robot which shoots from March through July, was a hindrance.
According to Collider, the actor's team has successfully managed his shooting schedule to accommodate the Bond film. The yet-untitled film will mark Daniel Craig's fifth and possibly the last outing as the famed British spy.
Actor Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw will also reprise their roles in the new film. French star Lea Seydoux, who played psychologist Madeleine Swann in Sam Mendes' "Spectre", is also returning.
Rami Malek is also known for his role as Elliot Alderson in American drama thriller Mr. Robot, which earned him Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
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