Rami Malek, star of USA's Mr. Robot (a critically-acclaimed ongoing experiment which aims to discover how television audiences might react to various elements from David Fincher's filmography), just scored a co-starring role in the Papillon remake alongside Charlie Hunnam.
Hunnam will play the role originated by (Steve) McQueen and Malek is in talks to play the role originated by Dustin Hoffman. The movie will shoot in September, directed by Michael Noer from a script by Prisoners writer Aaron Guzikowski.
This new version of Papillon will be a modern retelling of the original movie, which was "based on the memoirs of convicted felon and fugitive Henri Charriere, who staged an epic escape from Devil’s island, a notorious penal colony in French Guiana, South America." Malek will play a quirky sidekick of sorts who aids Hunnam's character in his escape from...well, we're not currently sure where the film's going to be set this time around, just that it'll be a modern update.
This is, in fact, all we know about the Papillon remake at this time. Stay tuned for updates as they roll in.