Florence Pugh has been offered a role in the upcoming Dune Part II – and further casting news is expected soon as well.

With Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part II now cleared to go by Warner Bros, we can expect to hear casting news rolling in over the coming weeks. Villeneuve, keen to push the film into motion purely through strength of will, had already completed scripting duties before the film even got the green light and as such, development is set to move relatively quickly for a film of this scale.

There are several roles from Frank Herbert’s novel that have yet to be filled, as Villeneuve’s adaptation only covered the first half of that seminal book.

According to The Hollywood Reporterthere are three main roles yet to be cast for the sequel including ‘Emperor Shaddam IV, the ruler who sends the Atreides family to Arrakis, Feyd-Rautha, the cunning nephew of the baron who heads House Harkonnen’ and Princess Irulan, the daughter of the Emperor which is the role that Florence Pugh has reportedly been offered.

Pugh is said to be waiting on another script revision before making a final decision. The project has the potential to create a scheduling conflict with the planned Madonna biopic, for which Pugh is also in the running.

With the first film nabbing over $400 million worldwide, despite a dual release on HBO Max in the US, Warner Bros will be keen to see this project keep moving forwards to hit its planned release date of October, 2023. We’ll bring you more casting updates on Dune: Part II as we hear them.

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