Looks like the cast for the upcoming Dune remake is getting just that much closer to becoming a reality. Last year, we learned that Beautiful Boy‘s Timothée Chalamet would be joining the film, which is adapted from the Frank Herbert novel of the same name, and today, we have another name we can slap onto that front poster.
According to a report from Variety, Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Infinity War star Dave Bautista has signed on to star alongside Chalamet. The film is adapted by A Star is Born scribe Eric Roth and is directed by none other than Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 helmer Denis Villeneuve. Given the pedigree those two bring to the table, I don’t think “sci-fi classic” is too high of an expectation here.
Bautista previously worked with Villeneuve on Blade Runner 2049, where he played a replicant on the run from Blade Runners like Ryan Gosling’s character. Sure, his screen time was short there, but it did show he had some real dramatic chops when given the right material and direction. On that same note, I also recommend checking out the Blade Runner short he’s in, which you can check out below.
Bautista recently hit the news when he staunchly defended Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director James Gunn following some pretty intense Twitter backlash, which saw Gunn fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The actor went so far as to state that if they don’t use Gunn’s script that he may be open to asking if Marvel Studios could relieve him from his contract. At the very least, I’m happy to see the dude getting regular work from other talented directors.
There is no word on who Bautista will be playing, but do you think he’s a good fit for the Dune brand? Let us know down below!
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