Stellan Skarsgard Joins Reboot of DUNE

Stellan Skarsgard Joins Reboot of DUNE

Stellan Skarsgard has joined the cast of Legendary's adaptation Dune, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film currently stars Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Dave Bautista and is being directed by Denis Villeneuve. The script was written by Villeneuve, Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts and Villeneuve is also producing along with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter. Production is planned for a spring start and will shoot in Budapest and Jordan.

Dune tells the complex story of a fallen noble family's attempt to control a desert planet named Arrakis and its export, a rare spice drug, while being betrayed by a galactic emperor.

Chalamet will play Paul Atreides, THE SON of the ruler of the family, who is forced to escape into the desert wastelands and partner with its nomadic tribes. Using enhanced mental abilities, he eventually rises to become their ruler, with the nomads believing he is their messiah, and leads an army to overthrow the empire.

Skarsgard will play one of the villains of the piece, Baron Harkonnen, whose family previously ruled Arrakis and has a long hatred of the Atreides family, plotting with the galactic emperor to destroy it. He is also the uncle to the brutish character to be played by Bautista.

Read the original article on The Hollywood Reporter.

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