With casting for Dunes: Part 2 continuously updated, Deadline has revealed that Léa Seydoux she was chosen to play Lady Margot in the second installment of the epic directed by Denis Villeneuve. She will star alongside the likes of Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya and Josh Brolin along with the recently announced Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken and Austin Butler. In Frank Herbert’s original cult-classic novel, Lady Margot has a solid reputation for serving the Sisterhood for every need.
The career of Léa Seydoux
If all goes as planned, his involvement in Dunes: Part Two will put another successful notch in the belt of the French actress. Seydoux-starring films have been absolutely crushing the festival circuit for the past couple of years. This year the actress was seen in both David Cronenberg’s sci-fi horror Crimes of the Future and Mia Hansen-Løve’s drama One Fine Morning. Last year, she swept Cannes for her roles in films including Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, Bruno Dumont’s drama France, and Arnaud Desplechin’s drama Deception.
As for the fast-paced action, Léa Seydoux she starred in the last two James Bond films as the secret agent’s love interest. While her name was already well known in Hollywood, Seydoux’s seemingly big break came with the 2013 queer drama Blue is the Warmest Color, in which she starred opposite Adèle Exarchopoulos in the project directed by Abdellatif Kechiche.
Denis Villeneuve still directing
In addition to reprising his role as director of the film, Denis Villeneuve will produce the sequel and serve as co-writer with collaborator Jon Spaihts. Joining Villeneuve on the production side will be Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Tanya Lapointe and Patrick McCormick. The executive producing team consists of Josh Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Kim Herbert, Thomas Tull, Richard P. Rubinstein, John Harrison and Spaihts. Kevin J. Anderson will be the creative consultant. While the production has yet to begin rolling, the film is expected to premiere in October 2023.
Dunes (DVD) (DVD)
- an epic adventure full of emotions, tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and talented young man, born with a great destiny that is far beyond his understanding
- that he will have to travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure a future for his family and his people.
- As evil forces vie for sole control of the planet’s most precious resource – a raw material capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential – only those who conquer their fears will survive.
- Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista (Actors)