The French actress continues to alternate auteur cinema and blockbuster. She has just been hired to join the suite of Dunes which will be produced by Denis Villeneuve at the end of the year.
After playing the heroines in james bond (Spectrum, Dying can wait) and the second knives in Impossible mission (Ghost protocol), Léa Seydoux joins the franchise Dunesreport this week American media.
The French actress will play Lady Margot, the Bene Gesserit wife of Count Hasimir Fenring. The character had not appeared in the David Lynch adaptation. Léa Seydoux counts with Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken and Austin Butler (the star ofElvis) among the new recruits of the second part of the blockbuster.
Denis Villeneuve, who is back for the sequel, will begin filming in the fall. The film should be released at the end of October 2023. Some of the stars of the first part will of course be back: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya and Josh Brolin.
A huge success
Dunes had a great success last year. The film, with an underlying environmental theme, had collected $40.1 million during its first weekend of exploitation in the United States, even though it was available simultaneously on the big screens and on the HBO Max streaming platform. In France, 3.1 million spectators were seduced by the blockbuster.
Adapted from a 1965 novel by Frank Herbert, Dunes tells the story of the powerful Atreides family who find themselves assigned to the management of a planet where “spice” is produced, a mysterious substance essential for interstellar travel.