Following Christopher Walken, Florence Pugh and Austin Butler, another big name has joined the upcoming Dune sequel: French actress Léa Seydoux will join the battle for the control over Arrakis.
After her highly acclaimed performance at the Cannes Film Festival, Seydoux has been cast as Lady Margot in Denis Villeneuve‘s next sci-fi project. Most recently, the actress starred in the new James Bond episode “No Time to Die”, but she will also appear in David Cronenberg‘s body horror, “Crimes of the Future”.
In Frank Herbert’s book, Lady Margot Fenring was the wife of Count Hasimir Fenring, who lived on Arrakis before the arrival of House Atreides. Lady Margot has left a coded message for Lady Jessica, warning her about the betrayal of the Harkonnens. Unfortunately, Margot‘s warning was not heeded, resulting in the ambush pictured in the 2021 movie, during which Duke Leto Atreides was killed, while Paul and Jessica were forced to flee into the desert. Like Lady Jessica, Margot is a member of the Bene Gesserit, too.
The second part of The Dune is set to be released on 20 October 2023, so the filming in Hungary is expected to start in early autumn, with Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya and Josh Brolin returning in the lead roles.