After his Oscar-winning turn as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody," Rami Malek is once again set to rock the big screen, this time across from another A-list, award-winning talent.

Deadline has the scoop that Malek is in talks to co-star in the crime drama "Little Things" opposite acting legend -- and fellow Oscar winner -- Denzel Washington. Here's the scoop on the film's plot, per the trade:

Malek is making a deal to play a sharp young detective who teams with a seen-it-all deputy sheriff [Washinton] on the hunt for a serial killer. The sheriff has a nose for the “little things” that are helpful in putting clues together, but he’s got baggage and a willingness to cut corners that bristles with his younger partners.

Filmmaker John Lee Hancock ("The Blind Side," "Saving Mr. Banks") wrote the script for "Little Things," and is also directing. Production is expected to start in September.

This is Malek's second high-profile project in the works post-Oscar, following his casting as the as-yet-unnamed villain in the as-yet-unnamed upcoming "Bond 25" flick, directed by Cary Fukunaga. That film is currently slated for release in early 2020.

[via: Deadline]