Tim Blake Nelson has joined the cast of Dune: Part Two.
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Tim Blake Nelson is headed to the on the fictional desert planet of Arrakis as the actor is set to appear in Dune: Part Two. The movie wrapped production about a month ago but Nelson’s Dune casting was only just revealed by THR, though character details are being kept under wraps.
Denis Villeneuve directed the first Dune movie and is back in the director’s chair for the upcoming sequel. He co-wrote its script alongside Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. The three are also developing a prequel series exploring the origins of the Bene Gesserit for HBO Max.
A joint venture between Warner Bros. and Legendary, Dune is based on the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. The first movie opened in theaters in October 2018 and earned $401.8 million at the worldwide box office, along with six Oscars during the 94th Academy Awards.
The story and cast of Dune: Part Two
The official Dune: Part Two synopsis reads as follows: “This follow-up film will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.”
The Dune sequel is also set to star Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux and Souheila Yacoub.
The first Dune movie is now available on home media formats, with Part Two hitting theaters on November 3, 2023. Stay tuned for the latest news from the world of Dune and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!