Chalamet’s “Dune” Interest Is Villeneuve

Chalamets Dune Interest Is Villeneuve

Following breakout turns in “Call Me By Your Name” and “Lady Bird” last year, Timothee Chalamet returns with the upcoming addiction drama “Beautiful Boy”.

Speaking about that film whilst on the Fall film festival circuit recently, the actor touched upon his next projects which includes his role as King Henry V in David Michod’s “The King” and will soon include the lead role of Paul Atreides in the Denis Villeneuve-helmed two-film adaptation of “Dune”.

Villeneuve has long been working on this new take on the Frank Herbert classic, with recent reports of Chalamet’s casting and Rebecca Ferguson being set to play his mother sparking much interest. Asked about the appeal of the project, Chalamet seems to indicate it’s less about the original material and more the helmer.

“Denis is one of my favorite filmmakers. I want to work with any and all, and that’s not a hyperbolic use of those words, ‘great filmmakers.’ But, what’s especially inspiring about Denis films are the size of them. They reach a big audience. These are films meant to play in front of big crowds. And, conversely, he’s also made movies like ‘Incendies’ that are like intimate affairs. So, that would be a dream come true and is going to be a dream come true. And, I’m chomping at the bits for that experience. I can’t wait.”

Production dates for “Dune” have yet to be set. “Beautiful Boy” opens October 12th while “The King” hits Netflix next year.

Source: The Playlist