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Javier Bardem climbs aboard Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

The would-be villain will instead help out Timothee Chalamet’s Paul Atreides

Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Woody Allen
Javier Bardem in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
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    The stars keep aligning for Denis Villeneuve’s two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune. Earlier this week, we reported that Oscar Isaac would be joining the all-star cast and now, to quote Yoda (what?), “there is another.”

    As Variety reports, Javier Bardem has climbed aboard to play Stilgar, the leader of a warring tribe that helps Timothee Chalamet’s Paul Atreides. In other words, he won’t be a villain this time around, but a hero. Refreshing.

    Fun fact: In David Lynch’s Dune, Stilgar was played by Everett “Big Ed” McGill.

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    As previously reported, Bardem joins a cast that includes Chalamet, Isaac, Rebecca FergusonStellan SkarsgardDave Bautista, and Charlotte Rampling. Spider-Man: Homecoming actress Zendyana is also rumored to be joining the fold, playing the young Freman tribe member Chani opposite

    Dune tells the story of a fallen noble family and an evil galactic emperor, who battle for control over a desert planet named Arrakis, where a rare spice drug is the most lucrative export. Villeneuve adapted the story with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts.

    Shooting will commence this spring in Budapest and Jordan.

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