“Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail and star Rami Malek are re-teaming for “American Radical” at Universal Pictures.
Based on the book “American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent” written by Tamer Elnoury and Kevin Maurer, the work deals with Elnoury’s job as a longtime undercover agent and active Muslin who joined the elite counter-terrorism unit after September 11th.
Esmail is set to direct and produce with Malek headlining the film. A writer is currently being sought. Malek will be seen later this year in the “Papillon” remake and the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”.