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Rebecca Ferguson May Join 'Dune'; The Lady Jessica, Anyone?

It would appear that Mission: Impossible star Rebecca Ferguson is currently in negotiations to join the upcoming Dune film from Legendary Pictures and director Denis Villeneuve.

Rebecca Ferguson May Join 'Dune'; The Lady Jessica, Anyone?
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Obviously this isn't a done deal yet, but if Ferguson joins the film, we're thinking she'd be perfect in the role of the Lady Jessica, mother to Paul Atreides, who will be played in this version of Dune by Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet. Variety says that Ferguson is currently in talks to join Dune.

Ferguson has shown tremendous ability in an action role — while that isn't everything the Bene Gesserit mother of Muad Dib is within the story, it's an important part of their time on the planet Arrakis. It also gives us a better idea of the general age bracket Villeneuve is looking at for actors to play Duke Leto Atreides.

Obviously we'll let you know when we find out anything else about the production.

A beginning is a delicate time, after all.

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Mary Anne ButlerAbout 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. 

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