Daily ‘Dune’: Rebecca Ferguson Says Josh Brolin is a “Real B**ch”

Okay okay, so maybe Rebecca Ferguson said what she did about Josh Brolin with a HUGE laugh, but it’s too good not to lead with considering who the two are playing in Dune.

Daily 'Dune': Rebecca Ferguson
Rebecca Ferguson
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Ferguson, who we kind of fell head over saffron silk in love with during Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation, is playing a pretty important role in Legendary Pictures’ upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert‘s seminal sci-fi tome, Dune. She’ll be taking on the role of The Lady Jessica in director Denis Villeneuve‘s adaptation- Jessica is a Bene Gesserit, mother of Paul Atreides, concubine of Duke Leto, and mother of St. Alia of the Knife.

While speaking recently with Total Film Magazine, Ferguson (who was apparently on set at the time) admitted that she often carries around the novel on set, referring to it as “the bible to the film.” No word on if it was the Orange Catholic version or not. (That’s a book joke, btw.)

This is a snipet from the interview taken from the most recent issue of Total Film, which actually included a not-so-small portion about the upcoming Men In Black: International, that stars Ferguson, Chris HemsworthTessa ThompsonEmma ThompsonLiam Neeson, and The Worm Guys:

Daily 'Dune': Rebecca Ferguson

 

Two-time Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet will star as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica Atreides, Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides,Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Harkonnen, Zendeya as Chani, Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, David Dastmcalchian as Piter De Vries, Chang Chen as Dr. Yueh, and Dave Bautista as The Beast Raban Harkonnen. Hans Zimmer will be composing the score.

Set on the planet Arrakis, we find ourselves exploring the story of two warring galactic royal families House Atreides and House Harkonnen. When Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated, his son Paul and wife Lady Jessica escape only to be adopted by the Fremen, who becomes Paul’s personal army against the Harkonnen as he develops powers from the spice, a substance that extends life and powers interstellar travel. A tangled web of royal intrigue is revealed with the Emperor and other cosmic powers pulling the strings while attempting to erase house Atreides.

Dune is set to hit theaters on November 20th, 2020.

Shai Hulud.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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