Josh Brolin (‘Avengers: Infinity War’,’Deadpool 2′) has joined the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s reboot of Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune.’ Just when you thought this film couldn’t improve upon its cast, we see that more of Hollywood’s greatest talent has signed on. Brolin has signed on for the part of Gurney Halleck who was originally played by Sir Patrick Stewart in the original 1984 film and later by P.H. Moriarty in the 2000 mini-series. While I was hoping that Stewart might return for the part, I can’t argue this casting call in the slightest!
For those unfamiliar with the series, Halleck is both a troubadour and master swordsman. He is loyal to House Atreides to a fault and is an important player throughout the entire series. He is a close friend and mentor to Paul Atredies who the story centers around and also has quite a few pivotal roles throughout the story.
Brolin has joined a stellar cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, and Charlotte Rampling. Zendaya was also in talks to become part of the movie.
Villeneuve, Eric Roth, and Jon Spaihts wrote the script for the film. From what we’ve heard, the initial plan is to create a 2-movie adaptation of the first novel. On the production end of things, we know that the Herbert Estate is being represented by Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, and Kim Herbert. To add to this, Kevin J. Anderson who has co-written many ‘Dune’ books with Brian based off of Frank’s notes is attached as a creative consultant.
Do you feel that Josh Brolin will be a good fit for ‘Dune’? For those who have read the novels can you picture him as Gurney Halleck? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter