‘Dune’ Casting: Josh Brolin Joins the Stacked Ensemble

Feb 13, 2019

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The hype train is not slowing down, as Josh Brolin is the latest to come aboard the star-studded ensemble of Legendary’s ‘Dune’ remake.

Brolin will play Gurney Halleck, a troubadour-swordsman loyal to the Arrakis family who is a mentor to Paul Arrakis (Timothee Chalamet). Patrick Stewart played the same role in David Lynch’s ‘Dune’ from 1984.

Brolin and director Denis Villeneuve collaborated on ‘Sicario’ from 2015, then reprised the role for the sequel.  So, on top of last year’s ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado,’ he was in two comic-book movies: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Deadpool 2.’ He will be back to reprise his role of Thanos for the upcoming ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ releasing April 26.

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
  • Javier Bardem as Stilgar
  • Zendaya as Chani
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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: Variety

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