Rami Malek and Zoe Saldana are the latest names to join David O. Russell‘s next movie, which has now got a stacked cast on its hands.
Long-time Russell collaborator Christian Bale originally signed on to the film, before being joined by Margot Robbie and Michael B. Jordan. Jordan was then replaced by John David Washington, and now Malek and Saldana have joined.
We don’t really know what the film is about, except that it’s currently going by the title Amsterdam and that Bale and Robbie may be playing a doctor and a lawyer, or vice versa, who team up in some way.
Production was reportedly originally scheduled for April 2020, but the pandemic put a stop to that. Jennifer Lawrence, who like Bale also has a strong working relationship with Russell, was also rumoured to be involved in the film, but that has not been confirmed.
So once again with this movie, we’re twiddling our thumbs in the hope that we hear some concrete news about it soon. But whatever the movie is about, it will surely be a pretty big deal with a stacked cast like that. Russell has had a habit of helping his actors secure Oscar wins, so expect Amsterdam – or whatever it’s eventually called – to be a major player during an upcoming awards season.
In a normal year, we would have already seen Malek play the villain in the latest James Bond film No Time To Die all the way back last April. But the film is now scheduled for this April, and looks poised to be pushed to November.
He’s also starring in psychological thriller The Little Things, alongside Denzel Washington and Jared Leto, which hits Hulu on Friday, January 29th.
Saldana recently signed on to join Ryan Reynolds‘ time travel movie in the works at Netflix, and recently, mercifully, wrapped her work on James Cameron‘s Avatar sequels. She will also reprise her role as Gamora in James Gunn‘s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 at some point.