Black Widow star Florence Pugh in talks to join Dune sequel
The sequel to the sci-fi film Dune is expected to start production later this year. It is scheduled to release on October 20, 2023.
British star Florence Pugh is in negotiations to join the second part of filmmaker Denis Villeneuve ‘s sci-fi epic Dune. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Black Widow star is being eyed for the role of Princess Irulan Corrino, a key character in author Frank Herbert’s classic novel Dune.
If finalised, the sequel would reunite Pugh with actor Timothee Chalamet, who plays the lead role of Paul Atreides in Dune. The two stars had earlier worked together for Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed 2019 movie Little Women.
Dune, which was released in October 2021 to universal praise, followed the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.
Part two of Dune is expected to start production later this year and has a release date of October 20, 2023.
The sequel will also bring back original cast members, including Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Zendaya and Javier Bardem.
Pugh most recently reprised her role as Yelena Romanoff for the Marvel series Hawkeye. The actor will next be seen in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, alongside Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr and Matt Damon, Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling and Sebastian Lelio’s The Wonder.
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