Yesterday EON Productions and MGM announced the cast and plot details for the next James Bond film, one which still doesn’t have a title. Shooting kicks off in Jamaica on April 28th.
Daniel Craig is returning as Bond opposite Best Actor Oscar winner Rami Malek as the villain. Malek has been linked for months and was able to do it after his schedule related to the final season of “Mr. Robot” was worked out.
A few hours after the announcement, Malek went on Good Morning America to talk about joining the iconic franchise and Craig’s final outing in the role:
“I think Daniel has just done such an astounding job with just making him in a way relatable. Obviously there’s a lot of things that none of us can do as James Bond, but he brings this class to it but this human factor, and he’s kind of cynical at the same time and ruthless, but you’re always rooting for him. He’s been terrific. It’ll be very interesting to go up against that man… It’s gonna be thrilling, and it’s Daniel’s last film. But I’m gonna give him a run for it.”
“True Detective” filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga is at the helm of the film, with a script credited to Neil Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The film opens in cinemas on April 3rd 2020.