Variety: Javier Bardem to join ‘Dune’ reboot?


Javier Barden is in negotiations to join the A-list ensemble of Legendary’s ‘Dune’ reboot.

If discussions go through, Rebecca gerguson, Timothee Chalamet, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard and Charlotte Rampling with Zendaya and Oscar Isaac in talks to join, reported by Variety.

As per latest breaking news, Bardem will play Stilgar, the leader of a people that helps Chalamet’s character.

Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is leading and co-writing the script with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts.

The film relies on Frank Herbert’s 2016 novel. Set in the future, the narrative revolves around Paul Atreides (lead character), whose family takes over control of the desert planet ‘Arrakis’ and who later fights to restore his family’s reign over the region.

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The story is a combination of themes like politics, religion, and man’s relationship with nature.