Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek is to play a villain within the 25th official James Bond movie – however the film nonetheless doesn’t have a title.
The forged and inventive group have been unveiled at a launch occasion in Jamaica, with Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge confirmed as one of many writers.
The unnamed movie, which will probably be launched subsequent April, will probably be Daniel Craig’s fifth and closing outing as 007.
Malek received an Oscar for taking part in singer Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.
What position will Malek play?
The official plot abstract mentions “a mysterious villain armed with harmful new know-how”.
Particulars of Malek’s character have not been revealed and he wasn’t on the official launch on Thursday, however he despatched a video message confirming he’ll play a villain.
“I am caught right here in New York in manufacturing however I am very a lot wanting ahead to becoming a member of the entire forged and crew,” mentioned the Egyptian-American actor, who’s presently filming TV present Mr Robotic.
“I will probably be ensuring Mr Bond doesn’t have a simple trip on this, his 25th outing. See you all quickly.”
After watching that, Craig joked that he was “scared” about what lay in retailer for Ian Fleming’s suave undercover agent.
What do we all know in regards to the plot?
Bond will once more be referred to as upon to save lots of the world from a shadowy adversary – all in a day’s work for 007.
The official plot abstract reads: “Bond has left energetic service and is having fun with a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his previous good friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for assist.
“The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist seems to be much more treacherous than anticipated, main Bond onto the path of a mysterious villain armed with harmful new know-how.”
On the launch, producer Barbara Broccoli gave little away past saying he “begins his journey” in Jamaica.
“We have constructed a rare home for him,” she mentioned. “We have got fairly a trip in retailer for Mr Bond – and no title, sadly.”
Craig himself mentioned he needed every Bond movie to really feel particular. “Throughout my tenure, we have simply tried to proceed that custom of constructing motion pictures that stand out and are totally different from the opposite motion pictures on the market,” he mentioned.
Who else is within the forged?
It was additionally confirmed that Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw will return as M and Q respectively, with Naomie Harris coming again as Moneypenny and Rory Kinnear once more taking part in MI6 chief of employees Invoice Tanner.
Lea Seydoux is reprising her Madeleine Swann character from 2015’s Spectre, whereas Jeffrey Wright is returning as ex-CIA agent Felix Leiter.
In addition to Malek, new forged members will embrace Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch and Recreation Evening actor Billy Magnussen.
They are going to be joined by fellow Bond newcomers Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah and David Dencik.
Who’s making the movie?
Author and actress Waller-Bridge, who was additionally behind the primary collection of Killing Eve, is simply the second feminine author in Bond historical past – after Johanna Harwood, who labored on Dr No and From Russia With Love.
The opposite co-writers on Bond 25 are seasoned Bond scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade together with Scott Z Burns, whose credit embrace 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum.
The movie is being directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, whose credit embrace the primary collection of HBO’s True Detective and Netflix drama Maniac.
Fukunaga got here on board final yr after Danny Boyle left the undertaking over unspecified “artistic variations”.
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