The cast of Dune: Part Two is starting to take shape. With filming supposedly commencing this summer, director Denis Villeneuve reteams with writer Jon Spaihts to write part two, with Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, and Javier Bardem confirmed to return as Paul Atreides, Lady Jessica, Chani, and Stilgar respectively. And now, Florence Pugh is set to join the cast of the highly-anticipated sequel, reuniting with Chalamet after 2019’s Little Women.
The film is currently on the lookout to cast three major parts: Princess Irulan, Emperor Shaddam IV, and Feyd Rautha-Harkonnen. The Black Widow and Hawkeye actress would play the daughter of Shaddam IV, Irulan.
The role is not set in stone, however, as The Hollywood Reporter states that Pugh is waiting for the latest draft of the script, is courted for multiple projects, including a Madonna biopic, and is currently shooting Christopher Nolan‘s Oppenheimer. Warner Bros. wants to start shooting quite soon, in Hungary, but those plans are also in limbo due to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, which is close to becoming the biggest European conflict since World War II.
If it does end up happening, however, it would continue Dune‘s assembly of A-list actors, with potentially more joining the project. Now if F. Murray Abraham and Barry Keoghan join the project as Shaddam IV, and Feyd, respectively, we’re in for a treat.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter