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The Amateur | 20th Century | April 11, 2025 | Rami Malek stars, James Hawes directs (Slow Horses)

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Following the success of the hit Apple series Slow Horses, director James Hawes has found his next major studio project as he has has boarded the 20th Century thriller Amateur starring Oscar-winner Rami Malek. While the project is still in development, Hawes attachment is a good sign this project is headed in the right direction. Gary Spinelli penned the most recent draft. Hutch Parker and Dan Wilson are producing with Malek exec producing.


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.


While no start date has been set as the project is still in development, Malek has been eyeing several projects as his potential next film with this being a strong contender to be that pic now that a director is attached. He recently wrapped production on the highly-anticipated Christopher Nolan thriller Oppenheimer, which bows this July. He was also recently set to produce and star in the Buster Keaton limited series for Warner Bros. TV. He is repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.


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