Rami Malek spotted in first trailer for new James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’

US-Egyptian actor Rami Malek makes a villainous entry as the latest bad guy in the newly released trailer for “No Time To Die.” (AFP)
Updated 04 December 2019

Rami Malek spotted in first trailer for new James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’

DUBAI: US-Egyptian actor Rami Malek makes a villainous entry as the latest bad guy in the newly released trailer for James Bond flick “No Time To Die.”

Spotted toward the end of the trailer, the “Bohemian Rhapsody” star’s voice can be heard speaking to Bond just before he appears on screen with a heavily scarred face.

In July, Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek said he had to seriously consider playing the lead villain in the upcoming James Bond film opposite Daniel Craig.

The American actor, who has Egyptian heritage, said he feared his Arab ancestry would lead to the part becoming a caricature of a Middle Eastern terrorist.

Malek, who won the Oscar this year for his performance as Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” told reporters that he raised his concerns with the film’s director Cary Fukunaga.

He then said he received “reassurances” that the director did not plan to take the character in that direction, according to the UK’s Daily Mirror.

The film is scheduled to premiere in the US, the UK and France in April 2020.


What We Are Reading Today: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Updated 11 December 2019

What We Are Reading Today: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist.

It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother— his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life, according to review published on goodreads.com.

The 18 personal essays collected in this book are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Noah illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty.

His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time.