Javier Bardem is the latest acclaimed actor to jump aboard Denis Villeneuve's remake of "Dune."
Bardem is in talks to join lead Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista and Charlotte Rampling in the new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s bestselling epic.
"Dune" tells the story of Paul Atreides (Chalamet), the scion of a noble family sent to to rule over the desert planet Arrakis. The inhospitable and sparsely populated desert wasteland is only good for producing "spice", a drug that enhances mental abilities. As spice is extremely valuable, control of Arrakis is highly coveted — which plunges Paul into a complex web of political intrigue, danger, and betrayal.
Bardem will play Stilgar, the leader of a Fremen community who helps and advises Paul.
Isaac and Ferguson play Chalamet’s parents. Skarsgård is the villainous Baron Harkonnen, with Bautista his murderous nephew. And Charlotte Rampling will play Reverend Mother Mohiam, who can exercise mystic powers to bend the will of others.
Bardem most recently starred opposite his wife Penelope Cruz in "Everybody Knows" and “Loving Pablo.”