Date: 25th April 2019
Rami Malek is to play a villain in the 25th official James Bond film, it was confirmed at the movie's launch event in Jamaica.
In a promotional video tied to the start of production on the upcoming 007 sequel, the filmmakers behind the movie unveiled the cast, confirmed that Oscar-winner Rami Malek will be the villain, but stopped short of sharing a moniker for the spy thriller.
The film’s producers and star Daniel Craig did hint at certain plot details even if many of the castings they confirmed had been widely reported.
"We've got quite a ride in store for Mr. Bond," promised producer Barbara Broccoli. She also left a few breadcrumbs about what that ride might entail, telling viewers that the film will start with Bond out of active service and on holiday.
Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge is among the new film's writers. But the title of the movie, which will be released next April, wasn't revealed.
Daniel Craig will be reprising his role as James Bond for the fifth time. Craig first portrayed the suave spy in 2006's "Casino Royale" His last onscreen outing was in 2015's "Spectre".
Other franchise veterans returning for this film include Ralph Fiennes as MI6 head M, Ben Whishaw as the organization’s quartermaster Q, Naomie Harris as Bond’s assistant Moneypenny, Lea Seydoeux as his former flame Dr. Madeleine Swann, Rory Kinnear as MI6 chief of staff Bill Tanner and Jeffrey Wright as Bond's CIA counterpart Felix Leiter.
Source: Press Release