Rami Malek, an Egyptian-American, was born and raised in Los Angeles. He studied theater at the University of Evansville in Indiana. Rami made his low-key debut in 2004 with the comedy-drama show, ‘Gilmore Girls‘, but he had started showing great promise quite early, attending musical theatre classes and performing plays at schools. His first real impact on the audience came with the prominent role of Kenny on the Fox comedy series, ‘The War at Home’, which earned him accolades from GLAAD.
There was no looking back for Rami after his 2006 feature film debut, ‘Night at the Museum’, and its 2009 sequel ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian’. Awards and critical acclaim followed Rami wherever he went, including one for his role of Corporal Merriell “Snafu” Shelton in the mini-series, ‘The Pacific’, which earned him the Emmy Award and also caught the attention of Hollywood heavyweight Tom Hanks, who cast him in his feature film ‘Larry Crowne’ in 2010. 2010 proved to be a major turning point in Rami Malek’s career, as the announcement of him playing the character of Benjamin, the Egyptian coven vampire, in ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’, came during that year. The real breakthrough moment for him was when he was cast in the 2015 series, ‘Mr. Robot‘, for which he deservedly won an Emmy.
In 2018, Rami portrayed the legendary rock musician Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘, which won him the much deserved Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. To play the role of the iconic singer, Rami shifted to London and took the help of professional coaches to learn the flamboyant vocalist’s dialect, movements, and gestures. He also took singing and piano lessons and watched Freddie’s videos on YouTube for hours every day. No wonder the movie was a colossal box office hit, earning over $800 million worldwide.
After his memorable portrayal of the revered Queen singer, it’s going to be interesting to see what the actor has in store for us. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Rami Malek project? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Rami Malek films and television shows scheduled to release in the near future. We can only hope that the new Rami Malek movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
5. Dolittle (2020)
‘Dolittle’ is a fantasy comedy that is scheduled to be released in 2020. It is being directed by Stephen Gaghan and has been written by Gaghan and Thomas Shepherd. The film revolves around the character of Doctor Dolittle. While Robert Downey Jr. dons the lead role in the film, the voice cast includes John Cena, Marion Cotillard, and others. Rami Malek lends his voice to the character of Chee-Chee the gorilla.
The movie is slated to be released on January 17, 2020. With the talented cast on board, it will definitely be a resounding success.
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4. No Time To Die (2020)
Rami Malek has a penchant for working in big franchise movies, which only serve to further his career as one of the powerhouses of talent in Hollywood right now. This time, he has signed on for a much more serious franchise, albeit it is action-packed. Yes, we are talking about the upcoming James Bond movie, ‘No Time To Die‘. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the spy thriller had to overcome its share of hurdles but seems to be finally getting made.
We know that the story will see James Bond retired and enjoying a life of peace after a lifetime of service to the MI6. However, his past soon comes knocking on the door when an old CIA contact, Felix Leiter, shows up asking for help. Soon Bond is knocked back into his old life, the world of espionage that can be as glamorous as it is dangerous. Bond has to track a criminal who is more dangerous than anyone he has encountered, the deadliness being compounded due to a weapon the criminal possesses.
The movie is supposed to be the last film with Daniel Craig playing the role of Bond, and Malek is supposed to be playing the part of the villain. It will be interesting to see how the actor makes his role memorable with a stellar performance once the film releases on April 8, 2020.
3. Mr. Robot (2015-2019)
For starters, we Rami Malek fans have the fourth and final season of ‘Mr. Robot’ going on right now. This 2015 Golden Globe winner stars Rami as a cyber-security engineer with anxiety neurosis, named Elliot Alderson, wherein he works to destroy the very same corporation that employs him.
The true depth of Rami Malek’s acting prowess dawns upon us all when we realize that before Rami landed the role of Elliot Alderson, writer Sam Esmail had auditioned over 100 actors for the role. Malek spent hours and days with a psychiatrist to prepare for the role, and his performance earned him immense critical acclaim.
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2. Little Things (TBA)
What makes a good thriller better? Stellar performances. That is something John Lee Hancock does not have to worry about as he helms the movie, ‘Little Things’, which he has also written. With a cast including Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto, the actors will be sure to come together to heighten the scope of the drama.
The plot follows two cops who are hunting a killer. Basically, we have a Kern County Deputy and a Los Angeles Detective clashing as they investigate a murder. Washington and Malek play the roles of the cops. It will be interesting to see the two, getting along, since one is a veteran and the other is extremely promising. The chemistry between the cops will push the story forward, as the deputy plays by the book while the other cop is not beyond breaking rules to get results. The title of the movie refers to the little things that this rule-breaking but brilliant detective notices.
As they close in on the killer, the detectives have to realize that they must face their own demons before they can confront the one unleashing horror on innocent victims. Unfortunately, no release date for the movie has been set since it is still filming.
1. Blackout (TBA)
Fans can also hear Rami on an eight-episode podcast named ‘Blackout’, written by Scott Conroy, which would also be produced by the actor. From what we’ve found out, it surely promises to be thrilling. Here’s a sneak-peek, Rami plays a small-town DJ who must fight to save his family and community from an attack that threatens to wipe out the power-grid, and destabilize the civilization.
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