Vanity Fair has unveiled the first look at Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides in Denis Villeneuve’s forthcoming film adaptation of the 1965 sci-fi epic Dune. The photo is part of a first look that the magazine will run on Tuesday.
Our first glimpse at Chalamet as Atreides sees the character on his home planet of Caladan, as transports hover above preparing to leave for the mining planet of Arrakis. Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel is still scheduled to open on December 18, 2020.
EXCLUSIVE: Timothée Chalamet is Paul Atreides.
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“The immediately appealing thing about Paul was the fact that in a story of such detail and scale and world-building, the protagonist is on an anti-hero’s-journey of sorts,” Chalamet told Vanity Fair. “He thinks he’s going to be sort of a young general studying his father and his leadership of a fighting force before he comes of age, hopefully a decade later, or something like that.”
Dune features a stacked cast that includes Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto, Rebecca Ferguson as Jessica Atreides, Stellan Skarsgard as Vladimir Harkonnen, Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, Zendaya as Chani, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho, David Dastmalchian as Piter De Vries, and Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Mohiam.