The cast of Dune 2, directed by Denis Villeneuve and worn by Timothée Chalamet, continues to grow with the arrival of a highly sought-after French actress .
If the first Duneskimmed its cast well, the continuation of the adaptation directed by Denis Villeneuve will see the return of several actors and actresses to give the reply to Timothée Chalamet, in particular Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem and Stellan Skarsgård, who already form a fine array of talent. The continuation of the initiatory quest of Paul Atreides will however go hand in hand with the extension of the universe and therefore the introduction of new characters and famous faces.
Austin Butler, currently swaying in Baz Luhrmann's Elvis, will play Feyd-Rautha, nephew of Baron Harkonnen and brother of Glossu Rabban played by Dave Bautista. He will be joined by fellow rising actress, Florence Pugh (Midsommar, Black Widow), who will portray Princess Irulan, one of the five daughters of Emperor Shaddam IV, who will be played by the great Christopher Walken.
More recently, Deadline revealed thatFrenchwoman Léa Seydoux also had joins the star cast. She should play Dame Margot, another member of the Bene Gesserit and a valuable ally of the Atreides in their war against House Harkonnen. While the character didn't appear in the first installment – unlike Frank Herbert's story which does bring him in quite early – he should have a major role to play in the second, which should also involve her husband, the Count Fenring, whose interpreter has not yet been announced.
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Léa Seydoux will thus continue her flourishing career with a new Hollywood franchise and blockbuster after the latest James Bond, Spectre and Die Can Wait. She has also recently worked for David Cronenberg in Future Crimes and Wes Anderson in The French Dispatch, not to mention her previous roles in The Lobster directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Just the end of the world by Xavier Dolan, Beauty and the Beast by Christophe Gans and La Vie d'Adèle by Abdellatif Kechiche.
Dune 2 will again be co-written by Denis Villeneuve and Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange, The Mummy) and will land in French cinemas on October 20, 2023. The sci-fi universe will also extend to the small screen with the series Dune: The Sisterhood directed by Johan Renck and dedicated to the Order of the Bene Gesserit.