Friday, March 11, 2022

ELVIS Star Austin Butler in Talks to Play Feyd-Rautha in DUNE PART 2

ELVIS Star Austin Butler in Talks to Play Feyd-Rautha in DUNE PART 2
Austin Butler ("Elvis", "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood") is in talks to join the cast of Denis Villeneuve's "Dune: Part 2". Villeneuve will return to co-write, direct and produce the sequel.

Butler will play the villainous Feyd-Rautha, the sadistic nephew of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen and the heir to the Harkonnen empire. According to sources, the actor is in the "very early stages" of the casting process. The role was previously played by Sting in David Lynch's 1984 cult classic adaptation.

Florence Pugh is in final negotiations to join the cast as Princess Irulan. The film's ensemble cast also includes Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan SkarsgÄrd, Dave Bautista, Zendaya and Javier Bardem.

Villeneuve recently said the following about "Dune: Part 2":
"Some new characters will be introduced in the second part and a decision I made very early on was that this first part would be more about Paul Atreides and the Bene Gesserit, and his experience of being in contact for the first time with a different culture. Second part, there will be much more Harkonnen stuff.".
Production is expected to begin this summer, and the release date has been scheeduled for October 20, 2023.

Butler can next be seen in Baz Luhrmann's musical biopic "Elvis", which will premiere at Cannes ahead of its June 24th theatrical release. He is also set to star in the Apple TV+ limited series "Masters of Air".


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