Jason Momoa is Joining Denis Villeneuve's DUNE
Aquaman star Jason Momoa is the latest actor to jump on board director Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune. According to Variety, Momoa will portray Duncan Idaho, “a swordmaster in the house of Atreides who is the right-hand man to Chalamet’s father, played by Isaac.”
Momoa joins the previously cast Oscar Isaac and Rebecca Ferguson who will play Duke Leto Atreides and Lady Jessica. Stellan Skarsgård will play Baron Harkonnen, Dave Bautista will play his murderous nephew, and Charlotte Rampling will play the Reverend Mother Mohiam. Then there’s Zendaya who would play the love interest of Timothee Chalamet’s character Paul Atreides, Chani. Javier Bardem was also cast in the role of Stilgar, the leader of a tribe that helps Paul and Josh Brolin will take on the role of Gurney Halleck, “a troubadour-swordsman loyal to the family who is instrumental in the wakening of Atreides’ cosmic powers which will start a revolution.”
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 with nature, as Paul leads a rebellion to restore his family’s reign.
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