The Dune casting spree continues! David Dastmalchian is the lasted addition to the cast. He will play the Harkonnen mentat Piter De Vries according to Deadline. He joins the stellar cast led by Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, and Stellan Skarsgård.
Piter De Vries is sort of a human computer. He is a member of the Harkonnen family in a story set in the distant future. Based on the 1965 sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert, the story centers on Paul Atreides (Chalamet) as he leads a army of Fremen warriors in an uprising against the galactic emperor and his federation of noble houses.
You may recognize Dastmalchian as Kurt in Marvel’s Ant-Man or maybe as Abra Kadabra in the CW’s The Flash. Dune reunites Dastmalchian with director Denis Villeneuve. Dastmalchian also starred in Villeneuve’s Prisoners and Blade Runner 2049.
Dune also stars Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, Josh Brolin and Jason Momoa. Oscar Isaac, Zendaya and Javier Bardem are currently in talks to join the cast. Villeneuve co-wrote the script with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. He will also serve as producer with Mary Parent, and Cale Boyter. Executive producers are Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Thomas Tull, and Kim Herbert for the Herbert family.
Dune will begin filming this spring in Budapest and Jordan.