‘Dune’ Casting: Jason Momoa In Talks to Join Star-Studded Ensemble
The hype train will never slow down, as Jason Momoa is in negotiations to join the stacked ensemble of Legendary’s ‘Dune’ remake.
If the deal closes, Momoa will play Duncan Idaho, the fierce swordmaster who is fiercely loyal to Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet) and his family. Richard Jordan played the same role in David Lynch’s ‘Dune’ from 1984.
Momoa is riding the waves of Warner Bros. and DC’s tsunami-sized blockbuster ‘Aquaman,’ grossing $1.12 billion at the box office worldwide, and still going. He also reprised the role in ‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.’ Meanwhile, he is currently filming Steven Knight’s new series ‘See,’ coming to Apple’s upcoming streaming service.
Moreover, the remaining cast and their roles, if all deals close:
- Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides
- Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica Atreides
- Stellan Skarsgard as Baron Harkonnen
- Dave Bautista as the Baron’s nephew Rabban Harkonnen
- Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Mohiam
- Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck
- Javier Bardem as Stilgar
- Zendaya as Chani
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.”
Villeneuve’s reboot of Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ 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.
The screenplay is by Villeneuve, Eric Roth (‘Forrest Gump,’ ‘A Star is Born’) and Jon Spaihts (‘Prometheus,’ ‘Doctor Strange’).
However, Legendary has yet to officially give the film a release date.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter