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‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek Joins Charlie Hunnam in ‘Papillon’

THR_Rami_Malek_SHOT_01_0242_040216_V1_R2_RGB Mr. Robot star Rami Malek is in talks to star with Charlie Hunnam in Papillon, the remake of the classic Steve McQueen prison break movie.

Danish helmer Michael Noer is attached to direct the film. The original pic centers on Henri “Papillon” Charriere (played by McQueen), who is unjustly convicted of murder in 1930s France and condemned to life in a notorious island prison. En route, Papillon meets a quirky convicted counterfeiter named Louis Dega (played in the original film by Dustin Hoffman). In exchange for protection, Dega agrees to finance Papillon’s prison escape, ultimately resulting in a lasting friendship.

Hunnam will portray the character played by McQueen, while Malek will take on the role played by Hoffman.

Aaron Guzikowski, who wrote the Denis Villeneuve-directed thriller Prisoners, penned the new script.

The film is being produced by Red Granite’s Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland along with Ram Bergman and Roger Corbi. While Red Granite is currently engulfed in a major embezzlement scandal alleged to involve billions of dollars, the U.S. Department of Justice decided to allow the banner to operate as usual during the federal investigation into its connection to an alleged Malaysian money-laundering scheme, stating that the focus of the investigation would be on The Wolf of Wall Street, and not the company’s other films, including Papillon. A representative confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the company was planning on moving forward with Papillon, with shooting planned for September.

Malek is the breakout star of USA’s hacker series Mr. Robot, which premiered its second season in July. His film credits include Need for Speed, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Da Sweet Blood of Jesus. He is repped by WME, Brillstein Entertainment and Loeb & Loeb.


Charlie Attends Warner Bros. Presentation at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con

Charlie Attends Warner Bros. Presentation at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con

Charlie took the stage solo during the Warner Bros. Presentation at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con on July 23rd where he debuted the first official footage from the upcoming Guy Ritchie adaption King Arthur: The Legend Of The Sword which will land in theaters March 2017.

Charlie:’King Arthur’ is ‘Lord of the Rings’ meets ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’

Official ‘King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword’ Comic-Con Trailer

Charlie Discusses ‘King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword’ with Fandango

Charlie doesn’t appear until the 14 minute mark just so you know!

Charlie Talks with Entertainment Weekly on SiriusXM at Comic-Con 2016

‘King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword’ Comic-Con Poster

Check out the recently revealed poster for King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword exclusively for the San Diego Comic-Con. As you can see below the poster isn’t too exciting, or eye catching. Rather a different spin on the usual style of posters we see first revealed, but regardless of whether or not the poster excites I’m still very much looking forward to the film itself which will debut in theaters March 24th, 2017.

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