Elvis’ Austin Butler Joins the Cast of Dune 2
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Elvis’ Austin Butler Joins the Cast of Dune 2

June 29, 2022 Share



Elvis star Austin Butler becomes the latest addition to the Oscar-winning franchise.

Set to star alongside franchise newcomers Christopher Walken, Florence Pugh and Lea Seydoux, Austin Butler will join the cast of ‘Dune: Part Two’ playing the villainous Feyd-Ratha.

It would seem that 2022 is shaping up to be one of those career-defining years for up-and-coming Hollywood talent Austin Butler. The actor who previously starred in Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’, stunned fans across the globe in his recent titular portrayal of the King of Pop in Baz Luhrmann’s blistering biopic.

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Elvis’ Austin Butler, who was seemingly unheard of before, was picked personally by Luhrmann to star in his three-hour spectacle ahead of stars Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort and even Harry Styles. A decision that some may have questioned at first, but after watching what can only be described as one of Luhrmann’s most seductively delirious films to date, we now know why. 

Butler, who was short of dominant performances throughout his career finally showed off his acting calibre and true potential with his provocatively glamorous portrayal of the Mississippian heartthrob. The breakthrough performance is one worthy of an Oscar nomination, and is certainly nothing short of a career-defining moment in what is looking to be the first of more to come.

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With Butler now confirmed as the latest addition to what is already shaping up to be an incredibly star-studded cast, fans will be delighted they won’t have to wait too long for another on-screen dose of the tantalising talent. 

Butler is the latest addition to what is turning out to be an incredibly star-studded cast joining the likes of Christopher Walken, Florence Pugh and Lea Seydoux.

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The Elvis star will be playing the role of Feyd-Rautha, a  villainous Harkonnen, which guarantees one thing – fans can certainly expect the Californian sweetheart and Timothée Chalamet’s Atreides to be sharing plenty of screen time together. 

The Actor confirmed with the New York Times that he had already commenced his sword training with the Elvis star swiftly swapping the glitz, glamour and rock’n’roll lifestyle for a more commandeering role. 

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Dune: Part Two which will open in theatres on October 20, 2023, is set to begin shooting this month in Budapest, Hungary with Villenueve and co. at the helm yet again.

Villenueve has teased that while the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel will take years of work, it’ll undeniably make for an extraordinary viewing experience. 

We couldn’t be more thrilled and evidenced by Part One’s global success and critical acclaim at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, expectations are looking to be met once again with yet another stellar cast and emotionally transportive story.  

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