Josh Brolin Joins Denis Villenueve's 'Dune,' Like the Rest of Hollywood
At this point, who isn't in Denis Villenueve's "Dune"? Josh Brolin is the latest A-list actor to join the sprawling cast of the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s bestselling sci-fi epic.
Brolin will appear opposite Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem. Oscar Isaac and Zendaya are also in talks to star.
"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.
Brolin is set to play Gurney Halleck, a minstrel and Paul's weapons teacher. He is instrumental in the awakening of Paul's cosmic powers, which will start a revolution.
Isaac and Ferguson would play Chalamet’s parents. Skarsgård is the villainous Baron Harkonnen, with Bautista his murderous nephew. Bardem will play Stilgar, the leader of a Fremen community who helps and advises Paul. And Charlotte Rampling is Reverend Mother Mohiam, who can exercise mystic powers to bend the will of others.