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Rami Malek to Star in a Film Based on American Radical Book

Rami Malek has signed on to play a real-life Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) agent in a new movie.
Jun 8, 2018 by: WENN


Rami Malek to Star in a Film Based on American Radical Book

Rami Malek has signed on to play a real-life Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) agent in a new movie.

The project will be based on the book American Radical, which was written by a Muslim FBI agent under the pseudonym Tamer Elnoury and Kevin Maurer, according to Variety

The Mr. Robot star will portray Elnoury in the film, which will center on how the agent infiltrated an al-Qaeda terrorist cell. Sam Esmail, who works on Mr. Robot with Malek, is directing and producing. The actor will also serve as a producer. 

It is unclear when the film will go into production, but this isn't the first real-life role for Malek--he will be seen on screen portraying late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody in November.