EXCLUSIVE: Souheila Yacoub has joined the forged of Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Dune: Half Two. Yacoub will be part of the all-star ensemble that features Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya and Josh Brolin, who’re anticipated to reprise their roles, as properly Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken and Austin Butler, who had been additionally lately introduced. Denis Villeneuve is again to put in writing, direct and produce. Jon Spaihts will return to co-write with Villeneuve. Yacoub will play Shishakli.
Legendary had no remark. Manufacturing is predicted to start out within the fall, with the movie set to bow on October 20, 2023. Mary Dad or mum, Villeneuve, Cale Boyter, Tanya Lapointe and Patrick McCormick are producing. The chief producers are Josh Grode, Herbert W. Beneficial properties, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Kim Herbert, Thomas Tull, Spaihts, Richard P. Rubinstein and John Harrison, with Kevin J. Anderson serving as inventive marketing consultant.
Even with the primary Dune going day-and-date on HBO Max, the movie was nonetheless capable of thrive in theaters with an opening weekend of $41 million, which exceeded expectations and led to a fast greenlight for a sequel weeks later. The movie has grossed $400 million on the worldwide field workplace thus far, together with $108 million domestically. It additionally lately racked up 10 Oscar nominations together with Greatest Image and took dwelling six statuettes.
Yacoub was most lately seen in Gaspar Noé’s Climax and her different credit embrace Yassine Qnia’s De Bas Etages and Anaïs Volpé’s The Braves, which had been all chosen on the Cannes Movie Pageant. She additionally starred in Philippe Garrel’s The Salt of Tears which premiered on the Berlinale. She was one of many leads within the excessive profile drama collection Les Sauvages directed by Rebecca Zlotowski and within the Arte/Hulu epic battle collection No Man’s Land directed by Oded Ruskin.
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