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Josh Brolin joins Denis Villeneuve's Dune remake

Labor Day

Story by Jack Foley

JOSH Brolin is the latest big name to join the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s remake of Dune.

The actor, who was most recently seen playing Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, joins a line-up that already includes Timothee Chalamet as the lead character, Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling and Javier Bardem.

Zendaya and Oscar Isaac are also in talks to join the ever-expanding ensemble.

An adaptation of the sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert, Dune tells the complex story of a fallen noble family’s attempt to control a desert planet named Arrakis and its export, a rare spice drug, even as it is betrayed by a galactic emperor.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brolin is being lined up to play Gurney Halleck, a troubadour-swordsman loyal to the family who is instrumental in the wakening of Atreides’ cosmic powers that eventually start a revolution.

Dune is expected to start shooting on location in Budapest and Jordan this spring.

Villeneuve’s most recent film was the critically-acclaimed sequel, Blade Runner 2049.

Brolin will next be seen reprising his role as Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.