Categories Dune

“Dune” Gets 2020 Release Date

On Friday Warner Bros. announced that filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s big-budget sci-fi adaptation of Dune will open on Nov. 20, 2020 in IMAX and 3D. The all-star cast for the Legendary film includes Timothee Chalamet as the lead character, Paul Atreides, as well as Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin. Jason Momoa, Zendaya and Oscar Isaac are also in talks to join the cast.

Dune is an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 novel, which is set in the far futures and tells a sprawling tale of betrayal and intrigue set on the desert planet of Arrakis, which features a rare and valuable spice drug coveted throughout the galaxy. Villeneuve’s adaptation is expected to begin filming in the spring in locations such as Budapest and Jordan. The director penned the script with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, and is is also producing along with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter.

In Dune, Rebecca Ferguson plays Lady Jessica, the mother to Chalamet’s character. She recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about portraying a member of the Bene Gesserit, a powerful and ancient order of women in the Dune universe. “There’s a calm empowerment to being the Bene Gesserit that she is,” Ferguson said.

Categories Reminiscence

Rebecca to Re-Team with Hugh Jackman for “Reminiscence”

According to Deadline, Rebecca Ferguson and Hugh Jackman are due to star this fall in sci-fi-thriller Reminiscence, a film that Westworld executive producer Lisa Joy has scripted and will direct. The co-pro between Kilter Films, Michael De Luca Productions and FilmNation is a re-team for Jackman and Ferguson, who worked together on hit musical The Greatest Showman. The script, which made the Black List several years ago, will see Jackman play a private eye who deals in recapturing cherished memories for clients, with Ferguson playing one of those clients. Rebecca has so many good projects on the horizon, and this is yet another one!

Categories Mission: Impossible 7

Rebecca Ferguson will be Back for “Mission: Impossible 7”!

Fantastic news! Ever since it was announced that Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie would be teaming up for two more Mission: Impossible films everyone (and I mean everyone) have been speculating wishing that Rebecca Ferguson will be back as Ilsa Faust. And during the interview she did with ITV’s Lorraine she confirmed that she is, indeed, coming back! Not only is she now the first actress to come back to reprise her bigger role in the franchise – she’ll star in her third outing with the seventh film. The power of Rebecca Ferguson and Ilsa Faust. I have included the clip of the confirmation below. Mission: Impossible 7 will arrive in theaters on July 23, 2021.

Categories Talk Shows The Kid Who Would Be King

US Press Interviews for “The Kid Who Would Be King”

Late January, Rebecca Ferguson was in the US to promote The Kid Who Would Be King – out in cinemas since January 25. She appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden as well as smaller shows such as Extra and Entertainment Tonight. Also, she looked super-fantastic, newlywed and all! Videos from that press tour can be seen below, with more being added frequently. Enjoy her – always hilarous – interview clips.

Categories Talk Shows The Kid Who Would Be King

“The Kid Who Would Be King” Press Interviews

As the UK release of The Kid Who Would Be King draws near (it’s out on February 15), Rebecca is doing tons of press for the film. This week she’s been in London doing press junkets and TV shows to promote the release. I’ve collected the first clips in this post, be sure to check back as more will be added as they become available. Isn’t she just the BEST?

Categories Dune Rumored Projects

Rebecca Ferguson to Star in Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune”

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.