‘Dune’ Casting: David Dastmalchian Joins the All-Star Ensemble
Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ reboot has another star coming aboard the increasingly impressive cast: David Dastmalchian.
He will play Piter De Vries, the twisted Mentat, a human trained to perform mental functions rivaling computers.
Dastmalchian was recently in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ reprising his role from ‘Ant-Man.’ He was also in Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ last year. ‘Dune’ will be a reunion for Dastmalchian and Villeneuve, as they both were part of ‘Blade Runner 2049.’
The remaining cast and their roles, if all deals close:
- Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides
- Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides
- Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica Atreides
- Stellan Skarsgard as Baron Harkonnen
- Dave Bautista as Rabban Harkonnen
- Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Mohiam
- Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho
- Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck
- Javier Bardem as Stilgar
- Zendaya as Chani
Moreover, the premise is below:
“The complex story of a fallen noble family’s attempt to control a desert planet named Arrakis and its export, a rare spice drug, even as it is betrayed by a galactic emperor.”
Further, the Frank Herbert adaptation will begin filming this March. As a result, they will shoot in Budapest, Hungary, at Origo Films Studios and various parts of Jordan. In fact, Origo Films Studios marks a return for Villeneuve, who made ‘Blade Runner 2049’ there.
Also, the screenplay is by Villeneuve, Eric Roth (‘Forrest Gump,’ ‘A Star is Born’) and Jon Spaihts (‘Prometheus,’ ‘Doctor Strange’).
Warner Bros. and Legendary will release the film on November 20, 2020.