From Star Wars to the world of Dune, Oscar Isaac has joined Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the classic science-fiction novel.
Oscar Isaac will play Duke Leto Atreides, father to the film’s protagonist Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet), whom the Duke shares with the Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson).
Charlotte Rampling, Dave Bautista and Stellan Skarsgard also recently joined Dune.
Stellan Skarsgard has been cast as a villain, Baron Harkonnen, whose family previously ruled Arrakis and has a long hatred of the Atreides family, plotting with the galactic emperor to destroy it.
Skarsgard’s Baron Harkonnen is also the uncle of the “brutish character” to be played by Dave Bautista, “Beast” Rabban, described as the sadistic nephew of a baron who oversees Arrakis.
Timothee Chamalet’s character, Paul Atreides, is described as the son of the ruler of the family, who is forced to escape into the desert wastelands and partner with its nomadic tribes. Using enhanced ental abilities, he eventually rises to become their ruler, with the nomads believing he is their messiah, and leads an army to overthrow the empire.
Rebecca Ferguson’s Lady Jessica, Atreides’ mother, escapes with him into the desert and helps him become a savior in their eyes.
Dune has no release date as of yet. The movie tells the complex story of a fallen noble family’s attempt to control a desert planet named Arrakis and its export, a rare spice drug, while being betrayed by a galactic emperor.