Rami Malek may have dazzled the producers and casting officials of the upcoming “Bond 25” film with his acting prowess.
The actor, who has won hearts for recently starring in the box office smash “Bohemian Rhapsody,” is reportedly being considered for an adversary role in the celebrated movie franchise.
Nevertheless, stumbling blocks are present with Malek’s scheduled commitments for the coming year, thus preventing him from getting the offer.
From March up to July 2019, he is supposed to shoot the fourth and last season of “Mr. Robot.” During the first week of March, the principal photography on the “Bond 25” film is slated to start as well.
Hence, Malek would need to resolve this schedule conflict in order for him to land the role in the highly successful movie about the iconic member of the British Secret Intelligence Service.
The Los Angeles native, who was cast in supporting roles for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” and “Night at the Museum” trilogy, recently described how he felt when he took on the role for the film about the 1970s legendary British rock band, Queen.
Malek, apparently, worked hard to portray Freddie Mercury’s persona, studying the iconic Queen frontman’s mannerisms and distinct voice.
The actor remarked that he felt like he returned to acting school. It was indeed a lot of work, he said. It involved meeting the friends of the famous singer like Sting, Boy George, and Bono to learn more about the musical legend.
Moreover, he had to watch archived videos of the “Bohemian Rhapsody” singer, study singing, piano, and movement for plenty of hours by himself in his apartment.
Malek cited that he needed to be “unpredictable” with his movements in front of the camera in order to flawlessly execute Mercury’s erratic energy and spontaneity.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” has, so far, earned nearly $596 million worldwide, according to the official tally by Boxofficemojo.com.
Joining the “Bond 25” cast would certainly be a huge opportunity for the actor which is yet to be decided on.
With the movie slated to be released on Valentine’s Day 2020, Malek’s Hollywood credentials will definitely get an upgrade should he get his 2019 schedule sorted to give way for the much coveted “Bond 25” portrayal.