Florence Pugh (Little Women, Black Widow, Midsommar) reported is in talks to join Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi sequel, Dune: Part 2. Pugh is said to be joining the cast members Dune others such as Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Javier Bardem if a deal is reached.
Florence Pugh is in talks for the role of Princess Irulan Corrino in the highly anticipated sequel to Dune. The eldest daughter of Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, her character does not appear in the latest adaptation, but is named, and previously played by José Ferrer in David Lynch’s 1984 film.
Director, producer and screenwriter Denis Villeneuve has confirmed a return for the sequel, which will also reunite Pugh with Chalamet who previously appeared together in the remake of the film. Little Women in 2019.
Along with his role in Little WomenPugh has starred in many critically acclaimed films such as Lady Macbeth, Fighting With My Family, Outlaw Kingand Malevolentand she recently appeared in the MCU as Yelena Belova in Black Widow and Disney+ Series, Hawkeye. However, arguably his best role so far was in a horror thriller Midsommar. Pugh has also proven that he is the complete package. He can do comedy, commits to action scenes, and he can sell drama really well, all traits that are important for a big franchise like Dune.
Dune The (first) was one of those films that was heavily influenced by Warner Brothers’ day-and-date release strategy last year, but even with HBO Max taking the box office share, this sci-fi epic still manages to make a whopping $41 million. impressive in its early weeks of release. The film’s success was also helped by critical acclaim and an overwhelming audience, and has been nominated for ten Oscars, including for Best Pictures. The sequel is currently in pre-production and is expected to begin filming sometime this fall for release on October 20, 2023.
Dune takes place far in the future of mankind, when Duke Leto Atreides accepts an “assignment” on the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, also known as the Dune. The sole source of the universe’s most precious substance, “the spice,” a drug that prolongs human life, grants superhuman levels of thought, and allows passage between rooms. Even though Leto knows the opportunity is a tricky trap set up by his enemies, he brings his wife Lady Jessica, his son and heir to the throne Paul, and Arrakis’ most trusted advisors. Leto takes over the spice mining operation, which is made even more dangerous by the presence of a giant sandworm. Bitter betrayal leads Paul and Lady Jessica to Fremen, a native of Arrakis living in the deep desert.