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Denis Villeneuve continues hoarding actors as Jason Momoa also joins Dune

Jason Momoa, Dune, Denis Villeneuve

Denis Villeneuve better be sure to leave some actors for the rest of the class, because at the rate he's hoarding actors for his upcoming remake of DUNE, there won't be any left. The latest actor to board the project could very well be Jason Momoa (AQUAMAN), as it's been reported that the actor is in negotiations to join the cast. Should he sign on, Momoa would play Duncan Idaho, a swordmaster in the house of Atreides who is the right-hand man to Duke Leto Atreides. Richard Jordan (THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER) played the role in David Lynch's 1984 film.

As for the rest of the cast, well, you'd better take a deep breath before we get started. The film will star Timothée Chalamet's (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME) as Paul Atreides, a young man whose family assumes control of the desert planet of Arrakis, the only producer of the spice, a highly valuable and rare resource, with Oscar Isaac (STAR WARS: EPISODE IX) playing Duke Leto Atreides, Paul's father, Rebecca Ferguson (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT) as Paul's mother, Lady Jessica, Stellan Skarsgard (THOR) as the villainous Baron Harkonnen, the leader of a family who previously ruled the planet of Arrakis and harbour a deep resentment towards the Atreides family, Dave Bautista (BLADE RUNNER 2049) as Glossu "Beast" Rabban, the sadistic nephew of Baron Harkonnen, Charlotte Rampling (RED SPARROW) as the Reverend Mother Mohiam, the emperor's truthsayer, Josh Brolin (AVENGERS: ENDGAME) as Gurney Halleck, a troubadour-swordsman, Javier Bardem (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES) as Stilgar, the leader of the Fremen, and Zendaya (SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME) as Chani, a Fremen who becomes a love interest to Paul Atreides. Phew. This is just getting embarassing, and there are still more roles to cast!

Denis Villeneuve's plans for DUNE certainly seem quite ambitious, as he's previously said that he hopes to make DUNE into the STAR WARS movie he never saw. "Most of the main ideas of Star Wars are coming from Dune so it’s going to be a challenge to [tackle] this," Villeneuve said. "The ambition is to do the Star Wars movie I never saw. In a way, it’s Star Wars for adults. We’ll see." I am pumped.

Source: Variety

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