Stellan Skarsgard Cast as the Villainous Baron Harkonnen in Dune

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The main antagonist of Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel, Dune, has finally been cast in Denis Villenueve's reboot, and it's a mighty fine choice, if we don't say so ourselves! More within...

Last year, word released that Legendary Pictures was in the midst of a Dune revival, as the studio had hired renowned sci-fi director, Denis Villenueve to bring Frank Herbert's novel back to life, nearly 20 years after David Lynch's attempt. Since that time, Villenueve has penned the script, in conjunction with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, and landed some premiere acting talent in the form of Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, and Dave Bautista as The Beast Rabban. Now, they've cast the uncle of Bautista's character and the villain of the story, Baron Harkonnen.

According to THR, Stellan Skarsgard will channel the deceitful Baron Harkonnen, whose family once ruled over the desert planet
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