Holt McCallany (Nightmare Alley) and Julianne Nicholson (Blonde) have joined the cast of 20th Century Studios’ new movie titled “Amateur.” The film is set to feature the Academy Award-winning actor Rami Malek in a starring role.
Slow Horses helmer James Hawes is directing. Gary Spinelli penned the most recent draft.
The story follows a CIA cryptographer who, after his wife is tragically killed in a London terrorist attack, demands his bosses go after them. When it becomes clear they won’t act due to conflicting internal priorities, he blackmails the agency into training him and letting him go after them himself.
According to Deadline, McCallany will play CIA Deputy Director Moore, a “kill whoever we want” kind of guy who has spent his career behind a desk, details as to Nicholson’s role haven’t been disclosed.
Previously announced cast includes Rachel Brosnahan, Caitríona Balfe, Laurence Fishburne and Adrian Martinez.
Hutch Parker and Dan Wilson are producing the pic, with Malek exec producing.
No details about filming or a release date have been revealed