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Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to join the cast of Denis Villeneuve's Dune

Our future is looking likely to be filled with Rebecca Ferguson as the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT actress recently signed on to star in both the upcoming MEN IN BLACK spin-off as well as DOCTOR SLEEP. Rebecca Ferguson may also be adding one more sizeable project to her slate as it's been reported that she's in negotiations to star in Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune.

Should she sign on, it's said that Rebecca Ferguson will play Lady Jessica, mother of Paul Atreides, who is set to be played by Timothée Chalamet (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME). The story is "set in the far future involving worlds beyond Earth, ruled over by competing feudal families who control access to a drug called Melange. Known popularly as 'spice,' the drug gives its users heightened consciousness and an extended lifespan at the cost of crippling addiction and fatal withdrawal. Spice, use of which makes interstellar travel possible, is found only on the desert planet of Arrakis — aka 'Dune' — and as such is the most valuable commodity in the galaxy." Denis Villeneuve's plans for DUNE seem to be quite ambitious, and 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." The director has also said that his goal is to make DUNE into "two films, maybe more," which would certainly be a good way to ensure Herbert's dense story isn't cut into a million pieces.

Source: THR

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