In case you haven’t heard, director Denis Villeneuve is the next in a long line of brave souls attempting to adapt Dune into a motion picture. Legendary, which acquired the film rights to the novel from author Frank Herbert’s estate in 2016, brought the Blade Runner 2049 director on to helm to project, which is based on a script by Eric Roth. And while Villeneuve has already found his Paul Atreides in Timothée Chalamet, it now looks like he may be getting close to securing his … Lady Jessica? Variety is reporting that Rebecca Ferguson is currently in talks to join the cast. It’s not yet clear which character Ferguson would play, but it’s certain to be wildly different from her last role as Ilsa Faust in Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Although action movie experience is very likely to come in handy.
Ferguson. Photo: James Devaney/Getty Images