Actress Florence Pugh is in negotiations to join the cast of ‘Dune: Part 2’, a follow-up to the critically acclaimed, commercially successful (for a pandemic) ‘Dune’.
Pugh is up for the role of Princess Irulan Corrino, a royal who becomes romantically entangled with Timothee Chalamet’s Paul Atreides.
It is a critical role, one with the potential to grow if “Dune” stretches deeper into novelist Frank Herbert’s literary canon.
Production on the sequel is expected to start this summer, and the film is slated to hit theaters on October 20, 2023. It brings back much of the ensemble from the first film, including Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, and Javier Bardem, reports variety.com.