Rami Malek to play James Bond villain

ANGELA WEISS / AFP

Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek will star in the 25th James Bond film alongside Daniel Craig.

In a special announcement on Thursday, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson together with director Cary Joji Fukanaga unveiled the cast and creative team for the yet-to-be-titled film.

With a release date set for next April, it will be Daniel Craig's fifth and final outing as 007.

In a video message Malek, who is currently filming TV show Mr Robot, said: "I'm stuck here in New York in production but I'm very much looking forward to joining the whole cast and crew."

 

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