“Mr. Robot” Star Joins “Papillon” Remake

“Mr. Robot” star Rami Malek is in negotiations to join Charlie Hunnam in the remake of the classic 1973 Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman film “Papillon”.

This contemporary retelling is again a new adaptation of the story of fugitive Henri Charriere (Hunnam), a petty criminal who stages an epic escape from a notorious penal colony in French Guiana in South America, aided by quirky counterfeiter Louis Dega (Malek).

Hunnam will play the McQueen and Malek is in talks to play the Hoffman role in the project which will shoot in September. Michael Noer (“Northwest”) helms from a script by “Prisoners” writer Aaron Guzikowski. Joey McFarland, Riza Aziz, David Koplan, Ram Bergman and Roger Corbi are producing.

Source: Deadline