Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek has bagged a role in the new James Bond film, which is tentatively titled “James Bond 25“.
Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson and director Cary Fukunaga revealed that Malek along with other new faces Ana De Armas, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch and Billy Magnussen have joined Daniel Craig in his fifth and final 007 outing.
As per media reports, Malek will play the role of a villain in the film.
The announcement was made via a live-stream from Jamaica.
Most of the cast members were in attendance, with the exception of Malek, who recorded a message from New York.
He said: “I promise you all I will be making sure Mr Bond does not have an easy ride of it in this, his 25th outing.”
The film will also see the return of actors Lea Seydoux and Ben Whishaw. It is scheduled to release in April 2020.
In addition to James Bond 25, Rami also has The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle in the pipeline to release next year.
Like the very first Bond film, 1962’s Dr No, and the 1973’s Live and Let Die, this new Bond film will also be filmed in Jamaica.
Nothing of yet is known about the plot of the film.