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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2019 12:04 p.m. PST

"Good news: Oscar Isaac is being cast in more things. Weird news: He might be playing Timothée Chalamet's dad in Dune.

Variety reports that Isaac has entered talks to play Duke Leto Atreides in Denis Villeneuve's long-in-the-works adaptation of the iconic Frank Herbert novel. In the original novel, Duke Leto is tasked with ruling the desert planet of Arrakis, much to the dismay of House Atreides's longtime rivals, the Harkonnens—leading to a plot that ousts Leto and his family from rule. Leto's son Paul—who will be played by Call Me By Your Name's Timothée Chalamet—flees the Harkonnens' coup and works to ally himself with the natives of Arrakis to overthrow the treacherous Harkonnens and take the rule that was rightfully his…."
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