Rebecca Ferguson is landing roles in just about every upcoming movie, and it's still never enough.
The "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" star has joined the new "Men in Black" spinoff and the Stephen King adaptation "Doctor Sleep." Now she's reportedly in negotiations to join director Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of "Dune."
Timothée Chalamet has already signed on to play Paul Atreides, main character of Frank Herbert's classic 1965 sci-fi novel. Ferguson would play Atreides' mother, Lady Jessica, another very key character.
Villeneuve ("Arrival," "Blade Runner 2049") recently revealed his plan for "Dune" to be two movies, shot separately. He is producing the films, along with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter.
THR said studio Legendary hopes for an early 2019 production start.
While many are calling this a "remake" of the 1984 David Lynch "Dune" starring Kyle MacLachlan and Sting, it's really a new adaptation from the novel. (It's not a remake of the 2000-2003 Sci-Fi Channel miniseries either.)
And if it's a success, maybe we'll get more than two parts. There were five sequels to "Dune," after all.
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In the year 10191, a spice called melange is the most valuable substance known in the universe, and its only source is the desert planet Arrakis. A royal decree awards Arrakis to Duke Leto Atreides and ousts his bitter enemies, the Harkonnens. However, when the Harkonnens violently seize back their fiefdom, it is up to Paul (Kyle MacLachlan), Leto's son, to lead the Fremen, the natives of Arrakis, in a battle for control of the planet and its spice. Based on Frank Herbert's epic novel. Read More