This picture, published by Warner Bros. Pictures, shows Rami Malek, from left, Jared Leto and Denzel Washington in a scene from “The Little Things.”
This picture, published by Warner Bros. Pictures, shows director / writer / producer John Lee Hancock (center) and Jared Leto on the set of The Little Things.
This picture, published by Warner Bros. Pictures, shows actor Denzel Washington (left) and director / writer / producer John Lee Hancock on the set of The Little Things.
This picture, published by Warner Bros. Pictures, shows director / writer / producer John Lee Hancock (center) and Rami Malek on the set of The Little Things.
Film writer by LINDSEY BAHR AP
Denzel Washington has played some famous cops over the years, but he doesn’t get into that sort of thing. For him, it’s all about the script.
As John Lee Hancock with ” The little things“He was intrigued by a 1990s crime drama about law enforcement and obsession. The part was for Joe Deacon, who left town after a busy case years ago but is withdrawn in a new homicide.
“There’s an old saying,” If it’s not on the side, it’s not on the stage, “Washington said,” and that was on the side first. “
Then Hancock told him who he wanted for the other leads: Rami Malek for his unlikely counterpart, Sergeant Jim Baxter, and Jared Leto for the certainly suspicious but perhaps not guilty loner Albert Sparma.
“I think OK, let me read it again,” laughed Washington. “It wasn’t difficult for me at all. It’s like ‘OK, when do we start?’ ”
“The Little Things,” which opens in theaters and on HBO Max on January 29, is one of Malek’s first major roles following his “Bohemian Rhapsody” award, which crossed him for the first time with Washington.
“Denzel and I met at the Golden Globes in the year of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. He was there with John David (Washington) for ‘BlacKkKlansman’ and I looked at Denzel for a moment. He looked at me … I saw him get up and thought, ‘Well, you better get up and walk towards him a lot faster than you,’ ‘said Malek. “Shortly after that, I realized that he and John Lee had me in mind for the role.”