Oscar winner Rami Malek is set to star in 20th Century Studios’ thriller “Amateur.”
James Hawes will direct the project. Hawes recently worked on the hit Apple series Slow Horses.
According to Deadline, 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.
Gary Spinelli penned the most recent draft. Hutch Parker and Dan Wilson are producing, with Malek executive producing.
Malek recently wrapped production on the Christopher Nolan thriller Oppenheimer which hits theaters this July. Other credits include Bohemian Rhapsody, Mr. Robot and Amsterdam.