Dune: Part Two, the upcoming sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s epic sci-fi is gearing up for the start of the production. After Austin Butler joined the movie as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan Corrino, and Christopher Walken as Emperor Shaddam IV, Léa Seydoux joined the movie as Lady Margot Fenring, Deadline has learned.
Frank Herbert’s Dune is probably the most known sci-fi novel of all time. The novel was adapted for the first time in 1984 with David Lynch’s movie of the same name, and Denis Villeneuve was hired by WB and Legendary to write and direct a new two-part adaptation. The first part of the source novel was adapted into last year’s blockbuster which was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, and won six of them. The movie grossed $400 million worldwide, and the sequel was announced only a few days after the first movie premiered in theaters.
Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardem, and Dave Bautista have previously been confirmed to reprise their roles in the sequel, and it looks like the sequel won’t be any less star-studded with the new cast members. Léa Seydoux, who joined the movie as Lady Margot Fenring, previously played Bond girl Madeleine Swann in 2015’s Spectre and last year’s No Time To Die.
Dune: Part Two is set to begin production this summer, with the release date set for October 20, 2023.