In a late addition to the roll name, Tim Blake Nelson has joined the high-flying forged of Dune: Half 2, Denis Villeneuve’s sprawling adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi traditional being made by Legendary Leisure and Warner Bros. Leisure.
The actor, who turns into a first-time writer when his debut novel, Metropolis of Blows, hits in February, joins Dune newcomers Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Léa Seydoux and Christopher Walken on the mission that formally wrapped taking pictures in mid-December.
The newcomers be part of returning actors Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Javier Bardem.
Character particulars for Nelson’s position are being stored deep within the sand. The sequel takes on the second half of Herbert’s 1965 novel, with Paul Atreides (Chalamet) teaming with the desert-dwelling Fremen to liberate the planet of Arrakis from the vicious Home Harkonnen.
Dune: Half 2 shall be launched Nov. 3,. The primary film, Dune, opened concurrently in home theaters and HBO Max Oct. 22, 2021, grossing $400.6 million on the worldwide field workplace and incomes 10 Academy Award nominations, together with for finest image, and successful six.
Villeneuve is directing Dune: Half 2 from a script he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts. Mary Mother or father, Villeneuve, Cale Boyter, Tanya Lapointe and Patrick McCormick are producing the film.
Nelson was most lately be seen in Guillermo del Toro’s Netflix sequence Guillermo del Toro’s Cupboard of Curiosities and reteamed with the filmmaker for Netflix’s stop-motion function, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, voicing the character of Black Rabbit. The film debuted on streaming Dec. 9 and has been nominated for finest animated function on the 2023 Critic’s Alternative Awards.
In 2021, Nelson stepped into main man territory when he starred in Potsy Ponciroli’s action-Western Previous Henry, receiving common reward for his commanding efficiency.
Metropolis of Blows, from Unnamed Press, goals to inform sordidness and absurdity of the film business with a narrative that juggles a number of characters — an ageing and legendary producer, a hustling younger upstart, ruthless brokers, formidable actors, and pressured administrators — in a narrative that entails the difference of a best-selling novel and a producer bent on revenge.
Nelson is repped by UTA, Gateway Administration and Brecheen Feldman.