Florence Pugh continues to make big moves across the film industry and now, she’s said to be in negotiations to join one of 2023’s most anticipated films. According to Deadline, Pugh’s agents have begun negotiations for her to appear in supermega-visionary-auteur Denis Villeneuve’s Dune Part Two.
According to the trade, should she sign on for the film, Pugh would portray Princess Irulan Corrino, the Bene Gesserit wife of Paul Atreides. The two shared a loveless marriage, as Paul’s heart belonged to Chani Kynes, with whom he would have two children. Following Chani’s death and Paul’s peace out into the desert, Irulan became the guardian of the Atriedes twins.
Pugh’s ascendancy to stardom has been on a steep trajectory since 2019’s Midsommmar. The actress quickly became a favorite of MCU fans following her debut as Yelena Belova in Black Widow, and her return in the role in the streaming series Hawkeye has only pushed her further into the spotlight.
Production on the Dune sequel is expected to get underway in full this summer ahead of an October 20, 2023 release. The film, helmed by the epically revered ubermegatronisionay Villeneuve, will see Timothy Chalamet and Zendaya return to the roles of Paul and Chani, respectively, with the expectation that it will cover the other 1/3 of the book left out of the original.