Rami Malek is “closing his deal” to play the villain in James Bond 25.

As reported by Deadline, while it looks as though Daniel Craig’s James Bond may soon be facing off again Rami Malek, sources also claimed that Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o was “being courted to join the Bond film.” However, it now appears that she will not join the cast, with her team saying that “it won’t work out with her.”

Malek, who recently won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, has been one of the top choices for the film’s producers, but the decision was up-in-the-air as Malek is also shooting the final season of Mr. Robot.

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Source: IGN.com James Bond 25: Rami Malek Nears Deal to Play Villain