DUNE TALK: ‘Dune: Part Two’ Casting News Reactions

Big week for movie news! On this episode of Dune Talk we react to reports of two actors potentially joining the Dune: Part Two cast: Florence Pugh and Austin Butler. Are they the right choices to play Princess Irulan Corrino and Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen respectively? Based on past performances, what can we expect each to bring to these key roles? We address those questions, plus touch on alternative casting choices and community reactions.

Garin, Johnny, Marcus, and Simon also discuss the latest movie awards season updates, including Dune‘s wins at the HCA Film Awards, and a newly announced board game. Gale Force Nine’s Arrakis: Dawn of the Fremen, from the makers of the Dune classic and movie board games, comes out this summer.

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Dune Talk: Episode 30 – Part Two Casting Calls

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Show Notes

Dune news stories covered on this show:

  1. Casting news for Dune: Part Two begins. Florence Pugh is reportedly in advanced negotiations to play Princess Irulan in the movie, though there are still some hurdles to overcome. The actress is also in contention for the lead role in an upcoming Madonna biopic.
  1. We also have a name connected with Feyd-Rautha: Austin Butler is in talks to join Dune: Part Two. The actor—better known for his TV roles—is starring as Elvis in the eponymous 2022 biographical movie. As with the previous story, this casting is not yet a done deal.
  1. Dune: Part One is the most-awarded movie at the HCA Film Awards on February 28, 2022, winning four categories. Denis Villeneuve gets well-deserved recognition as best director, tied with Jane Campion. The other wins are for best cinematography, best score, and best visual effects
  1. Gale Force Nine announces Arrakis: Dawn of the Fremen. The brand-new Dune board game—set thousands of years before the events of the movie and novel—puts players in control of Fremen tribes. Gameplay focuses on survival on the desert world, whether that’s through cooperation or warfare…

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