Part 2 Cast List Confirms Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, and More
The official list of cast members who will star in the second installment of Denis Villeneuvethe film adaptation of Frank HerbertThe 1965 sci-fi epic has been revealed. With the news that Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment kicked off production on Dune: part two came the confirmation of the stars who will return and tread for the first time the sands of the unforgiving terrain of Arrakis.
Dune: part 2 will pick up where the previous film left off. Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet will return as Paul Atreides on a mission to form an alliance with the Fremen to avenge his father and bring to justice those who sought to wipe out his family. Zendaya will also return as Chani and this time around will have a bigger role to play as an active participant in the narrative. Other returning cast members are Rebecca Ferguson as Paul’s mother, Jessica Atreides, Javier Bardem as Fremen leader Stilgar, Josh Brolin like Gurney Halleck, Stellan Skarsgard like the evil Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, David Bautista as Count Glossu Rabban Harkonnen, Charlotte Ramling as Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother Mohiam, and Stephen McKinleyHenderson like Thufir Hawat.
New cast additions include Elvis‘ star Austin Butler as famous Feyd Rautha Harkonnen and veteran actor Christopher Walken will play Emperor Shaddam IV. To complete the set are Florence Poug, Léa Seydouxand Souheila Yacoub.
from Villeneuve Dunes premiered in theaters last October to critical and commercial success. The two-and-a-half-hour film went on to win six Oscars in numerous technical categories as well as a nod to the award-winning composer Hans Zimmer for its stunning soundtrack.
Shortly after the release of Dunes In October, Villeneuve himself released a statement sharing the news that Part 2 had been greenlit: “I just received news from Legendary that we are officially moving forward with ‘Dune: Part Two.’ It was a dream of mine to adapt Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ and I have to thank the fans, cast and crew, Legendary and Warner Bros. for supporting that dream,” Villeneuve said in a statement.
Dune: part two was written by Villeneuve and Jon Spaihts. Villeneuve is also a producer with Mary Parent, Wedge Boyter, Tanya Lapointe and Patrick McCormick. Spaniards, Josh Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Brian Herbert, Byron Merrit, Kim Herbert, Thomas Tuil, Richard P. Rubinstein and John Harrisson are on board as executive producers.
Villeneuve’s adaptation is filmed in various locations, including Budapest, Abu Dhabi, Jordan and Italy. Dune: part 2 is set to premiere on November 17, 2023.
Check out the trailer for Dunes below: