DUNE Adds Stellan Skarsgard to the Cast and He Will Play Baron Harkonnen

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Are you excited for the new Dune film? Well, maybe I can further your interest by telling you that Stellan Skarsgard has signed on to be Baron Harkonnen who is one of the villains, “whose family previously ruled Arrakis and has a long hatred of the Atreides family, plotting with the galactic emperor to destroy it. He is also the uncle to the brutish character to be played by {Dave] Bautista.”

Set in the distant future, Dune follows Paul Atreides, whose family assumes control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, jurisdiction over Arrakis is contested among competing noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship to nature, as Paul leads a rebellion to restore his family’s reign.

Skarsgard is the latest to join the Denis Villeneuve directed film which is an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel. Bautista, Timothee Chalamet, and Rebecca Ferguson are the other members of the cast that have been revealed so far.

The film’s writers include Villeneuve, Eric Roth, and Jon Spaihts, and Villeneuve will be pulling triple duty as a producer alongside Cale Boyter and Mary Parent.

Via: THR

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