As if the casting for this film wasn’t already stacked high enough with greatness, it was announced this week that Marvel’s Josh Brolin had joined the cast of the upcoming Dune reboot.
On Wednesday, it was announced that Brolin had joined the star-studded casting which also includes Timothée Chalamet (Beautiful Boy), Rebecca Ferguson (The Greatest Showman), and Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) in Legendary’s upcoming film. Isaac would be playing Chalamet’s father while Zendaya would be taking on the role of his love interest. Oscar Isaac and Zendaya were also previously announced as being in talks to join the film as well.
The film is based on the epic 1965 novels written by Frank Herbert. Chalamet will play the lead role of Paul Atreides, a young nobleman whom the story revolves around. Deadline describes the storyline as, “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.”
Dune was first released as a film in 1984 and starred Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan in the main role and was directed by David Lynch.
There’s no word yet on a project release date for the film.
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