The cast of the second part of Denis Villeneuve’s transposition of Dune is preparing to welcome another great name in contemporary cinema. According to what was revealed by Deadline, Dune: Part Two will see Lèa Seydoux playing Margot Lady Margot, a central character in the paper Dune and never valued in the various transpositions of Frank Herbert’s work. Lèa Seydoux is known for being the love of Daniel Craig’s James Bond and having taken part in films such as The French Dispatch or the expected Crimes of the Future by David Cronenberg.
Lèa Seydoux will play Lady Margot Fenrig in Dune: Part Two
The character that Lèa Seydoux will play in Dune: Part Two will be Lady Margot, Bene Gesserit concubine of Count Hasimir Fenrig. The couple has always been little considered in previous transpositions of Dunes, despite the fact that already in the first novel of the saga they had an unimportant role in the machinations behind the fall of the Atreides house. Lady Margot in particular was torn between her loyalty to Bene Gesserit and her love for Count Fenrig, so much so that she advised him in his rise to power, a role exercised by the man as a close friend and advisor to Emperor Shaddam IV.
In Dune: Part One, Lady Margot Fenrig’s presence had manifested itself, as in the novel, through a warning of impending tragedy left in the botanical greenhouse of the Atreides residence on Arrakis, a message encoded according to Bene Gesserti customs and addressed to Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson). It is not clear how Lady Margot will be introduced in the second chapter of Dune, but we can assume that her membership in the Bene Gesserit will be the essential element of her presence.
Lèa Seydoux joins an already rich cast of actors (Timothèe Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa), who in Dune: Part Two is further embellished by Christopher Walken (in the role of Emperor Padisha Shaddam IV Corrino), Florence Pugh (as Princess Irulan), and Austin Butler (as the lethal Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen).
The making of Dune: Part Two, set for release on October 20, 2023, is expected to begin this fall, as recently confirmed by Josh Brolin, who revealed how both he and Jason Momoa have already undergone a rigorous training to return. in shape:
“We talked to Denis, and he said ‘Guys, you’ve been fighting the whole time, you’ve been in the desert with the Freemen.’ And we panicked, we looked down and we saw this little friend that we always carry around attached to our abdomen. Reason why we were already in total diet mode at the Oscars ceremony, even if you wouldn’t think “
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