Rebecca Ferguson is in negotiations to star opposite Timothee Chalamet in Dune, Legendary’s adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel being directed by Denis Villeneuve. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the company is eyeing an early 2019 production start for the ambitious project, which Villeneuve is producing along with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter.
Dune, initially published in the 1960s, tackles political, religious and environmental themes through a sci-fi lens, telling the complex story of a fallen noble family’s attempt to control of a desert planet named Arrakis and its export, a rare spice drug, while being betrayed by a galactic emperor.
Chalamet is playing Paul Atreides, the son of the ruler of the family, who is forced to escape into the desert wastelands and partner with its nomadic tribes. Using enhanced mental abilities, he eventually rises to become their ruler, with the nomads believing he is their messiah, and leads an army to overthrow the empire. Ferguson will play Atreides’ mother, Lady Jessica, who escapes with him into the desert and helps him become a savior in their eyes. Villeneuve, Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts wrote the script. Thomas Tull is executive producing along with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert for the Frank Herbert estate. Author Kevin J. Anderson is serving as a creative consultant.
Rebecca is also part of the ensemble of the new Men In Black movie and is set to shoot the Stephen King adaptation Doctor Sleep later this year.
Continuing to prove why Rebecca Ferguson is simply fantastic, here is a video clip from The Late Late Show with James Corden from last night. She was there alongside Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again star Dominic Cooper to promote the release of the latest Mission: Impossible. In the clip Rebecca recounts the time she saved a woman’s life (though, not really). Watch the hilarious clip right away!
Rebecca is just the best, isn’t she? This morning she appeared on KTLA 5 Morning News to promote the release of Mission: Impossible Fallout – and what an interview she gave! Be sure to watch the clip – also featuring a new clip with Ilsa Faust! – in the player above. Enjoy!
Fantastic news! Rebecca Ferguson is in negotiations to co-star with Ewan McGregor in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the Stephen King novel Doctor Sleep, the sequel to horror classic The Shining. McGregor is on board to star as the adult version of Danny Torrance in the pic. It is unknown who Ferguson will be playing.
Mike Flanagan, who helmed Netflix’s adaptation of the King novella Gerald’s Game, is directing. Flanagan’s producing partner, Trevor Macy, will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg. Warner Bros. had been developing this film, as well as The Shining prequel Overlook Hotel, for years, but the studio struggled to secure a budget for either movie. Following the success of New Line’s It, every studio with any sort of King IP under its roof has fast-tracked each property into pre-production.
The first trailer from Tomas Alfredson’s latest thriller, The Snowman, is finally here! The movie, based on Jo Nesbo’s best-seller, stars Michael Fassbender as detective Harry Hole, alongside Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, J.K. Simmons and Chloe Sevigny. Watch the first trailer below, and check out HD screen captures, the first posters and production still in our photo gallery. The Snowman arrives in theaters on October 20.