Josh Brolin Teases The Weirding Way of Becoming Gurney for 'Dune'

As you may have noticed, we get pretty excited about anything pertaining to Denis Villenuve's upcoming Dune reboot for Legendary Pictures around here. As one of our favorite science fiction novels, we have super high hopes for what the Oscar nominated filmmaker will present to the world.

Also, the assembled cast is pretty damn impressive, and thankfully, talkative about their experiences thus far.

Actor Josh Brolin
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Today's update comes from Josh Brolin, who we'll be seeing in April as Thanos again when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters. Brolin is playing Gurney Halleck in Dune, weapons teacher and fighting master who trains young Paul Atredies (being played by Timotheé Chalamet) in the way of battle.

In the 1984 David Lynch version, Gurney was played by Sir Patrick Stewart, and we got to see him play his signature baliset (which was a cosmetically altered Chapman Stick for the film).

Brolin's post doesn't reveal much, other than a new haircut and some pretty shapely forearms, but his caption speaks volumes in "The Voice".

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, reuniting with Villeneuve following their work on Blade Runner: 2049.

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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