Bautista joins the previously cast Timothee Chalamet, who is taking on the lead role of Paul Atreides. Then there’s Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible - Fallout), who is said to be playing Atreides’ mother, Lady Jessica.
Villeneuve and Bautista previously worked together on the film Blade Runner 2049, so it’s not surprising that they would work together again on this film. There’s no word on who Bautista will be playing in the movie, but here’s the synopsis:
Set in the distant future, Dune follows Paul Atreides, whose family assumes control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, jurisdiction over Arrakis is contested among competing noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics,