Oscar Winner, Rami Malek has entered into negotiations to join Denzel Washington on the cast of  ‘Little Things’.

Malek would take on the role of a sharp young detective who teams with a seen-it-all deputy sheriff (Washington) 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.

John Lee Hancock is on board to direct his own screenplay.

The story follows a burned-out Kern County deputy sheriff named Deke, played by Washington, who teams with a crack LASD detective, Baxter, to reel in a wily serial killer. Deke’s nose for the “little things” proves eerily accurate, but his willingness to circumvent the rules embroils Baxter in a soul-shattering dilemma. Meanwhile, Deke must wrestle with a dark secret from his past.

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Hancock is known for directing pictures such as ‘The Blindside’ which starred Sandra Bullock and ‘Highway Men’ and ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ with Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in which Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

Malek hasn’t been short of offers since his award-winning turn as Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. The Mr. Robot actor has since landed himself the role of a villain in the upcoming 25th Bond which sees Cary Fukunaga in the director’s chair.