A movie about sibling disco phenomenon the Bee Gees is in the offing from the producer of Oscar-winning Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
Other than Rami Malek making clear he didn't want his Bond villain to have any religious motivation, we're somewhat in the dark about his role in Not Time To Die.
Queen drummer Roger Taylor has branded criticism of the Oscar-winning biopic Bohemian Rhapsody as being 'sneering and superficial'.
It seems that Rami Malek and Daniel Craig got a fair bit closer than James Bond and his antagonists usually do.
Rami Malek has admitted he was initially reluctant to accept a role in the upcoming James Bond film, in which he plays a dangerous terrorist
Rami Malek has revealed that he insisted upon just one thing prior to accepting his role as the villain in Bond 25: that his character wouldn’t be an Arabic-speaking terrorist, or a villain who uses religion as justification for his crimes.“It’s a great character and I’m very excited,” Malek told The Mirror. “But that was one thing that I discussed with [director] Cary Fukunaga. I said, ‘We cannot identify him with any act of terrorism reflecting an ideology or a religion. That’s not something I would entertain, so if that is why I am your choice then you can count me out’. But that was clearly not his vision. So he’s a very different kind of terrorist.”The Bohemian Rhapsody Oscar winner said that his own ethnic background, and his awareness of the importance of positive representation, drove him to the decision.Speaking of his Egyptian heritage as “the fabric of who I am”, Malek added: “I am Egyptian. I grew up listening to Egyptian music. I loved Omar Sharif. These are my people. I feel so gorgeously tied to the culture and the human beings that exist there.”As for Bond 25, Malek teased that it is “another extremely clever script from the people who have figured out exactly what people want in those movies. But I feel a substantial weight on my shoulders. I mean, Bond is something that we all grow up with.”
Rami Malek has given the turbulent production of Bond 25 a strong vote of confidence, saying that 'they have it together'.
Queen's Brian May has slated the 'vindictive sickness' of the press and movie critics for the negative publicity given to Oscar-winning biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
Fresh from his Best Actor win at the Oscars, Rami Malek could be set to tick off another career milestone by landing a Bond movie. Malek was rumoured for the role last year, but was said to be struggling with scheduling, as the Bond shoot would clash with the final season of Mr Robot. Meanwhile, Variety is reporting that Ingrid Goes West actor Billy Magnussen is being eyed for a role as a new CIA agent, in the vein of Jeffrey Wright’s Felix Leiter.
The team behind Bohemian Rhapsody's special effects are thousands of pounds out of pocket after the company that worked on the film went bankrupt.
Bohemian Rhapsody was the biggest winner at the Oscars last night, scooping four gongs in all, including Best Actor for Rami Malek.
For Rami Malek, winning the Oscar for Best Actor will unfortunately always come hand-in-hand with the the time he fell off the stage at the Dolby Theater.