Warner Bros. is keen on keeping Elvis in the building.
According to Deadline, Elvis star Austin Butler is in negotiations to play Feyd-Rautha in Dune: Part Two. The character was previously played by Sting in David Lynch’s 1984 film adaptation of Dune. In the novel, Feyd-Rautha is “the younger nephew and heir of the Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, and is depicted to be as similarly cruel, treacherous and cunning as his uncle.”
Previously, we reported that Florence Pugh was also in negotiations to join the sequel’s cast. It looks like Warner Bros. and Legendary are wasting no time with assembling a roster of talented actors for the sequel to last year’s critically acclaimed science-fiction blockbuster Dune.
Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, and Josh Brolin are all expected to reprise their roles from the first film. Director, producer and co-screenwriter Denis Villeneuve will also be back.
Production on the film is expected to commence this fall. Dune: Part Two will hit theaters on October 20, 2023.
What do you think of Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha? Do you think he can do the role justice?