Rami Malek is continuing his rise up the Hollywood ranks and is set to star alongside Denzel Washington in The Little Things.

The former Mr Robot cult hero has been on a serious upward curve career-wise, especially since his Academy Award winning role as Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

Having been recently confirmed as the villain in the upcoming Bond 25, the 38-year-old actor is reported to be in talks to star alongside Washington in the Warner Bros' cop drama.

Saving Mr Banks and The Founder director John Lee Hancock will both write and helm the film, which tells the story of a young detective - the role Malek is up for - who teams up with Washington’s veteran sheriff in order to hunt down a serial killer.

According to Deadline, the title refers to the ability of Washington’s character to identify the 'little things' in order to piece the clues together, but often ruffles the feathers of his colleagues with his unique policing.

The Little Things is due to start filming in early September.