Last month, Dune: Part Twoother half of the instructor Denis Villeneuve‘s two-part adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel Dune (which is set to hit cinemas on 3 November 2023), wrapped production after five months of filming in locations including Budapest, Abu Dhabi, Jordan and Italy … but it’s only just now been revealed (via The Hollywood Reporter) that Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, where art thou?) is in the cast. And not even The Hollywood Reporter was able to uncover information about the character Nelson plays in the film.
Screenplay by Villeneuve, Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, Dune: Part One (see or buy it HERE) stars Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, “a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding” must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to secure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unleashing humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can overcome their fears will survive. Coming to us from Warner Bros. and legendary entertainment, Dune: Part Two will explore The mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of vengeance against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Faced with a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he strives to prevent a terrible future that only he can foresee.
Chalamet and Nelson join the cast by returning Dune: Part One Starring Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Josh Brolin, as well as new additions Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, Florence Pugh, Souheila Yacoub and Léa Seydoux.
Villeneuve and Spaihts wrote the screenplay Dune: Part Two. Villeneuve is also producing the film with Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Tanya Lapointe and Patrick McCormick. Spaihts serves as executive producer along with Josh Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Kim Herbert, Thomas Tull, Richard P. Rubinstein and John Harrison. Kevin J. Anderson is a creative consultant.
I don’t know much about it Dune franchise, but I know that Tim Blake Nelson is a great addition to any cast, so I’m happy to hear that he’ll be appearing in Dune: Part Two. What do you think of this bit of casting news? Let us know by leaving a comment below.