After earning critical acclaim for his roles in the likes of Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name (which saw him receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actor) and the upcoming Beautiful Boy [read our review here], Timothee Chalamet will soon be heading to the world of Arrakis as he takes on the lead role of Paul Atreides in Denis Villeneuve’s two-part adaptation of Dune.
Speaking to The Playlist, Chalamet has been speaking about the appeal of the project, revealing that he is relishing the chance to work with Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 helmer Villeneuve.
“Denis is one of my favorite filmmakers,” said Chalamet. “I want to work with any and all, and that’s not a hyperbolic use of those words, ‘great filmmakers.’ But, what’s especially inspiring about Denis films are the size of them. They reach a big audience. These are films meant to play in front of big crowds. And, conversely, he’s also made movies like Incendies that are like intimate affairs. So, that would be a dream come true and is going to be a dream come true. And, I’m chomping at the bits for that experience. I can’t wait.”
Based on the classic Frank Herbert sci-fi novel, Dune is slated to go into production in early 2019, with Chalamet joined in the cast by Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) as Paul Atreides’ mother, Lady Jessica.