Oscar Isaac In Talks to Join Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

The father of Paul Atredies has been found in a galaxy, far far away.

Oscar Isaac is in early negotiations to join filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the classic novel. Isaac will play Duke Leto Atreides, father to the film’s protagonist Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet), and husband to Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson).

Charlotte Rampling, Dave Bautista and Stellan Skarsgard are also among those already cast in the film. The script was penned by by Villeneuve, Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. Villeneuve is also producing, along with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter.

Author Frank Herbert published Dune in 1965. The novel went on to become a sci-fi literary classic, and details the 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.

Oscar Isaac has already made quite a name for himself in the sci-fi world, having played major roles in Alex Garland’s Ex-Machina and Annihilation. He will next be seen opposite Ben Affleck in Netflix’s Triple Frontier and is currently filming the final story in the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: Episode IX.

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