Director Denis Villeneuve he chose Léa Seydoux to play Lady Margot in the sequel to the Warner Bros. And Legendary Dunes 2. The French actress is in talks to join the cast already made up of Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgard And Dave Bautista.
The already large cast of stars of the first Dunes also recently saw the addition of Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken and Austin Butler. Villeneuve returned to writing, directing and producing the film. Jon Spaihts will return to the script together with Villeneuve. The director will begin filming the Dune sequel later this year. The release is scheduled for October 20, 2023.
In the novel by Frank Herbert “Dune”, Lady Margot, who will be played by Seydouxenters the scene at the beginning of the story, when he issues a warning to Paul’s mother, Lady Jessica (Ferguson), on the betrayal of which they will be victims on Arrakis after House Atreides takes the place of House Harkonnen.
In the first Dunes Villeneuve does not feature this sequence, but, as a Bene Gesserit member, Lady Margot has an important role to play in the second half of the story, which will involve Feyd-Rautha and her husband, Count Fenring (a role whose interpreter must yet to be announced).
Léa Seydoux is an actress now known also on the international scene, in particular for her interpretations in recent films such as those of the saga of James Bond, Specter And No Time to Die. At the last Cannes Film Festival she was the protagonist, alongside Viggo Mortensen And Kristen Stewartof the new horror of David Cronenberg Crimes of the Future.
The first Dunes grossed $ 400.6 million worldwide, one of the most successful box office takings of Warner Bros. The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awardsincluding Best Picture, and won six, for sound, visual effects, production design, original score, editing and photography.