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Rami Malek attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City.

Rami Malek is taking on dual roles for his next film: producer and lead actor. Malek, 41, revealed to ET at the Met Gala Monday night (May 1), “I’m making my own film. I produced it. Producing and starring. It’s called the Amateur, and I’ll be shooting in a month.”

Per 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. The film will be directed by James Hawes (AppleTV+’s Slow Horses).

The Bohemian Rhapsody actor has another highly-anticipated film coming up: Christopher Nolan’s wartime thriller Oppenheimer. He is to star alongside Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer), Florence Pugh (Jean Tatlock), Robert Downey Jr. (Lewis Strauss), Matt Damon (Leslie Groves), Jack Quaid (Richard Feynman), Emily Blunt (Kitty Oppenheimer), and a host of other stars.

Oppenheimer, which will premiere on July 21, is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography titled American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. The biopic follows Murphy’s J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist who famously led the Manhattan Project — the effort to create an atomic bomb during World War II.

Last February, Murphy told Esquire that “the difference with this story is everybody knows what happened. But [Christopher Nolan] is telling it in a different way. That’s all I can say.”

Murphy shared that the role felt “immense and terrifying” when it was first presented to him. “But if I felt it was easy, I wouldn’t be interested,” he continued. “I do get nervous, anxious and insecure, but then you go, ‘F— it. I have been doing it for 25 years and I have done it before. So just keep going.'”

Watch the trailer below:

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