Denis Villeneuve's sequel to the Oscar Winning Dune is shaping its cast out by adding another high-profile talent to the mix.
Deadline reports, Christopher Walken is set to play the Emperor in Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Dune: Part Two. Walken joins the all-star ensemble that includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya and Josh Brolin, who are expected to reprise their roles, as well Florence Pugh and Austin Butler, who were also recently announced.
Walken is coming off two critically-acclaimed roles on TV with Amazon Studios’ The Outlaws and most recently Severance, which was just renewed for a second season.
Production is expected to start in the fall, with the film set to bow on October 20, 2023. Jon Spaihts is returning to co-write script with Villeneuve.
Villeneuve will return to write, direct and produce.