The latest addition to the cast is French actress Charlotte Rampling, best known for her Oscar nominated role in the 2016 film 45 Years and her Golden Globe nominated performance in London Spy.
Dune will be directed by Denis Villenueve, who has given us the films Prisoners, Arrival, and Blade Runner 2049.
The Hollywood Reporter gives us this synopsis and description of Rampling’s character:
Dune, considered a sci-fi literary classic, tells the complex story of a fallen noble family's attempt to control a desert planet named Arrakis and its export, a rare spice drug, even as it is betrayed by a galactic emperor.
Rampling will play the Reverend Mother Mohiam, the emperor’s truthsayer, a person who can divine intentions, suss out lies and manipulate people's emotional states.