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Dave Bautista joins Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Dave is set to star in Denis Villeneuve's next directorial venture "Dune".

The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star joins and Rebecca Ferguson, Variety reported.

Set in the distant future, "Dune" follows Paul Atreides (Chalamet), whose family assumes control of the desert planet Arrakis.

After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man's relationship to nature, as Paul leads a rebellion to restore his family's reign.

Ferguson will portray Atreides' mother, Lady Jessica, who escapes with him into the desert and helps him become a saviour in their eyes.

will play "Beast" Rabban, the sadistic nephew of a baron who oversees Arrakis.

is penning the script.

Legendary closed a deal with the Frank Herbert estate in 2016 for his iconic novel, granting the studio rights to not only films, but also TV projects on the sci-fi property.

The projects will be produced by Villeneuve, and

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 11:35 IST