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007 fans await title as Bond 25 team reveals cast, plot details for next film

Daniel Craig, at the November 2015 premiere of Spectre, returns for the next Bond film. Photo: Getty
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Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek has been revealed as the villain of the  25th official James Bond film – but the movie still does not have a title.

In a promotional video tied to the start of production on the latest 007 instalment, filmmakers behind the movie unveiled the cast and confirmed Malek will be the baddie, but stopped short of sharing a moniker for the spy thriller.

The movie, which be the last featuring Daniel Craig as 007, will continue under its working title of Bond 25.

The film’s producers and Craig did hint at certain plot details even if many of the castings they confirmed had been widely reported.

“We’ve got quite a ride in store for Mr Bond,” producer Barbara Broccoli said.

She also left a few breadcrumbs about what that ride might entail, telling viewers that the film will start with Bond out of active service and on holiday.

“He’s enjoying himself in Jamaica,” said Broccoli, who added that the production has built a house for the famous super agent.

Malek, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the rock biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, was working in New York and couldn’t join the cast and crew in Jamaica, where they shot the promo at Bond creator Ian Fleming’s Goldeneye estate.

“I will be making sure that Mr Bond does not have an easy ride of it in this, his 25th outing,” Malek said via video.

Locations for the movie also include London, Italy, and Norway, where some shooting has already taken place.

The cast will include returning cast members Lea Seydoux (Dr Madeleine Swann), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter), Ben Whishaw (Q), Rory Kinnear (Tanner), and Ralph Fiennes (M).

Newcomers include Lashana Lynch, David Dencik, Ana De Armas, and Dali Benssalah.

The producers also confirmed that the script will be written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

-with AAP

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