Rami Malek to star in Buster Keaton limited series

The Hollywood star has been roped in to portray the role of the popular silent actor


Published: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 9:09 AM

Last updated: Fri 20 Jan 2023, 2:54 PM

Oscar winner Rami Malek has been roped in to essay the role of Buster Keaton in Warner Bros. Television's limited series about the vaudeville-turned-silent comedy movie star.

According to entertainment website Deadline, filmmaker Matt Reeves' 6th & Idaho Productions, Malek and David Weddle are producing the project. It is still unclear if The Batman director will also helm the series.

Emmy winner Ted Cohen is in talks to write and serve as an executive producer. Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker’s Life, penned by James Curtis, is being eyed as the source material for the show. The studio is currently in negotiations to secure the book's adaptation rights.

Keaton was known for his deadpan expression. Some of his notable films include The Playhouse, Cops, The Electric House, Sherlock Jr and The General. He received an Academy Honorary Award in 1959.

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