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Bond 25 Cast: Rami Malek Is Villain to Daniel Craig’s Next Go as 007
Oscar-winner Rami Malek will be the next foe Daniel Craig will face as 007 in the upcoming Bond 25 film.
In a livestream announcement, filmed at Ian Fleming’s Jamaica home, the cast of the unnamed James Bond film was confirmed Thursday.
After days of rumors, Rami Malek was confirmed as the villain in the film. While he wasn’t available to attend the livestream in Jamaica, he did film an announcement for fans.
“I’m stuck here in New York but I am very much looking forward to joining the cast and crew very soon,” Malek said. “I will be making sure that Bond does not have an easy ride on his 25th outing, I can’t wait to see you all soon.”
A word about #BOND25 from Rami Malek https://t.co/CLJ5mpO9mu
The film, which could be Daniel Craig’s last as James Bond, will also star Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright and Léa Seydoux. Production has already begun in Norway.
“Bond is not on active service when we start – he’s enjoying himself in Jamaica. We consider it Bond’s spiritual home,” The Independent quoted producer Barbara Broccoli as saying. “He starts his journey here – we’ve built an extraordinary house for him. We’ve got quite a ride in store for Mr Bond.”
Danny Boyle has been replaced as director by Cary Fukunaga, who has been working on revising a previous version of the script.
If you missed the livestream, check it out below:
007 reporting for duty. Join us live in Jamaica for the #BOND25 start of production. Do you have a question for the cast? Leave them in the comments below.