The sequel to Dune is predicted to start filming later this yr, and the solid might embrace one other large title. Through The Hollywood Reporter, Florence Pugh is in negotiations to play Princess Irulan in Dune: Half Two. Nonetheless, there could also be some roadblocks in the best way.
Based on the report, Pugh desires to see the newest script earlier than she indicators on for the function, and it is nonetheless in progress in the mean time. Moreover, Pugh is in rivalry to play Madonna in a biopic directed by the Materials Lady herself. If Pugh lands that function, it might battle with director Denis Villeneuve’s plans to start filming the Dune sequel this summer season. There’s additionally the matter of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, which can be too near Hungary for Warner Bros. and Legendary to movie there. Villeneuve shot a part of the primary film in that nation.
In Frank Herbert’s unique novel, Princess Irulan is the daughter of Emperor Shaddam IV, a key character who can even be launched within the sequel. Princess Irulan is skilled within the methods of the Bene Gesserit warrior sect and can also be a historian. Every chapter of Dune opened with a range written by Irulan about Paul Atreides’ rise to energy.
Along with Princess Irulan and Emperor Shaddam IV, the sequel can even characteristic Feyd-Rautha, “the crafty nephew of the baron who heads the Harkonnen.” Sting performed that function within the 1984 adaptation of Dune by director David Lynch.
Timothée Chalamet will reprise his function as Paul for the sequel, alongside Zendaya as Chani, Rebecca Ferguson as Girl Jessica, and Javier Bardem as Stilgar. The sequel will choose up the place the primary film left off, with Paul and his mom, Jessica, among the many Fremen tribe as they try to recuperate from the brutal assault by Home Harkonnen and the Emperor’s betrayal.
Dune: Half Two will hit theaters on October 20, 2023.