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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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