Academy Award-winning actor Rami Malek is all set to play a villain in the upcoming James Bond movie, “No Time To Die.” The “Mr. Robot” star will be playing the character of Safin in the movie and one of the film producers has claimed that Malek will completely outclass the previous villains of the franchise.

Speaking in an interview with Empire, producer Barbara Broccoli revealed that the big screen baddie will really get under Bond’s skin and admitted that he is surely a nasty piece of work.

“We have thrown the book at him on this one. He is really the supervillain. He is the one who really gets under Bond’s skin. He’s a nasty piece of work,” Broccoli said.

While the whole world knows the basic plot of the movie, no one has any idea how Malek’s character fits into the film. Even Broccoli did not give anything away and kept everything under wraps.

In July, the “Bohemian Rhapsody” actor admitted that he had to think twice before accepting the role of a villain. Talking to Daily Mirror, the 38-year-old revealed that he would have not accepted the role if the villain was a religious fundamentalist or an Arabic-speaking terrorist.

Malek noted that he cannot identify himself with any act of terrorism reflecting an ideology or a religion. The actor also revealed that he simply told the director, Cary Fukanaga, that if he wants him to play such a character then he shall not be a part of the movie.

“But that was clearly not his vision. So he’s a very different kind of terrorist. It’s another extremely clever script from the people,” Malek said.

The 25th movie in the highly-successful franchise will see Bond enjoying his life in Jamaica. But his peace is short-lived when one of his friends from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be really hazardous when he meets a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

The cast of “No Time To Die” includes Daniel Craig playing the role of James Bond, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, as well as franchise newcomers Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, David Dencik, Billy Magnussen and Dali Benssalah.

The film is set to open in theatres on April 8, 2020.

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At the 73rd Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 10, "Mr. Robot" star Rami Malek was dapperly dressed in head-to-toe Dior and accessorized with a Montblanc watch and cuff links. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni