via Associated Press
CINEMA – A high-flying cast is gradually revealed to Dune: part two. Léa Seydoux joins Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya on the poster for the sequel to the first part directed by Denis Villeneuve, announces the American press this Tuesday, June 21.
The French actress will play the role of Lady Margot, who did not appear in the first film but is present in Frank Herbert’s novels. In the books, this character is a Bene Gesserit, a member of the Fellowship of Sisters. The couple she forms with Count Hasimir Fenring is particularly influential with Emperor Shaddam IV.
Dune: part two is therefore added to the long list of international appearances of Léa Seydoux. The actress notably starred alongside Daniel Craig in Dying can waitand Tom Cruise in mission impossible and also shot in Inglourious Basterds, The French Dispactch and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Léa Seydoux isn’t the franchise’s only new recruit Dunes. Last May, the name of the legendary Christopher Walken was announced for the role of Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV. Although he does not appear in the first installment, he is a key character from the beginning of the story since he is the one who sends house Atreides on a mission doomed to failure on the planet. Arrakis.
We will also find Austin Butler, currently headliningElvis. In Dune: part two, he will be Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, the presumed heir to the Harkonnen dynasty and rival of Paul Atréides (Timothée Chalamet). Florence Pugh (Black Widow), will play the Emperor’s daughter, Princess Irulan.
The first part of Dunes generated $400 million upon its release in September 2021. The film won six Oscars last March, including Best Visual Effects and Best Music for the soundtrack composed by Hans Zimmer.
Filming for the sequel has yet to begin, but its theatrical release is scheduled for October 2023.
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