Another fantastic casting addition to Denis Villeneuve has been made official according to TheHollywoodReporter. They now say that Sicario star Josh Brolin (Deadpool 2, Avengers: Infinity War) will reunite with the director on Dune, as Josh has been cast in the role of Gurney Halleck. Gurney’s task is to prepare Paul for battle/war as his mentor.
If a deal makes, Brolin will play Gurney Halleck, a troubadour-swordsman loyal to the family who is instrumental in the wakening of Atreides’ cosmic powers which will start a revolution.
Patrick Stewart originally played the Gurney role in the original 1984 film directed by David Lynch.
Set on the planet Arrakis, we find ourselves exploring the story of two warring galactic royal families House Atreides and House Harkonnen. When Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated, his son Paul and wife Lady Jessica escape only to be adopted by the Fremen, who becomes Paul’s personal army against the Harkonnen as he develops powers from the spice, a substance that extends life and powers interstellar travel. A tangled web of royal intrigue is revealed with the Emperor and other cosmic powers pulling the strings while attempting to erase house Atreides.
The impressive cast of Dune already includes Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica Atreides, Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides, Stellan Skarsgard as Baron Harkonnen, Zendeya as Chani, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Mohiam, and Dave Bautista as the Baron’s nephew Rabban Harkonnen.
Filming is confirmed to begin next month in Budapest, Hungary and various spots in Jordan.
Legendary Pictures has yet to announce an official release date for Dune.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER