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Jason Momoa Lining Up Next Movie Role in Legendary’s Dune

February 15, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Aquaman Jason Momoa Arthur Image Credit: Warner Bros.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Momoa (Aquaman, Game of Thrones, Frontier) is in talks to join the cast of the upcoming new Dune film from director Denis Villeneuve. The upcoming film comes from Legendary Pictures and is based on the classic sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert.

Per the report, Momoa is in talks to play Duncan Idaho, a fiercely loyal subject of House Atreides and friend to the Atreides family. Richard Jordan portrayed the character in the 1984 adaptation of the book directed by David Lynch. Idaho would go on to become an important character in all of the original novels written by Herbert.

Timothee Chalamet is already attached to portray the lead character Paul Atreides. Other cast members who have recently signed on include Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin. Zendaya and Oscar Isaac are also reportedly in talks to join the cast.

Production for Dune is slated to start later this spring in Budapest and Jordan. Villeneuve is directing from a script by Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts.

Jason Momoa would join the film coming off of his success for Aquaman, which is currently at $1.1 billion worldwide. Also, he’s set to star in the upcoming Apple TV sci-fi drama, See, which is set 600 years in the future after humanity has lost their sense of sight.

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