Rami Malek is set to shake up James Bond’s world slightly more than his famed martini.
The newly-minted Oscar winner has been confirmed to star as the villain in the forthcoming Bond flick, which will signify the super spy’s 25th outing on screen.
“I promise you all I will be making sure Mr. Bond does not have an easy ride of it in this, his 25th outing,” he said.
Producers of Bond 25, as it is still called, released a promo video from series creator Ian Fleming’s lavish Golden Eye estate in Jamaica, where the film will be set.
Daniel Craig’s final appearance as 007 will begin in Jamaica, where he has retired from active service and is enjoying a tranquil life. All that changes when his friend from the FBI (played by Jeffrey Wright) shows up asking for help in rescuing a kidnapped scientist.
Ana De Armas and Lashana Lynch will be starring as the latest Bond girls in a cast that also includes Ralph Fiennes, Ben Winshaw, Naomie Harris, Léa Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Billy Magnusson, Dali Benssalah, and David Dencik.
Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct the film which opens on the 8th of April, 2020.