Date: 11th March 2022

Austin Butler in Early Talks to Play Feyd-Rautha in 'Dune: Part Two'.

Austin Butler is in talks to join the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s "Dune: Part 2" as the villainous Feyd-Rautha, the sadistic nephew of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen and the heir to the Harkonnen empire. The role is one of the most important new characters appearing in "Dune: Part 2".

Butler joins the franchise alongside Florence Pugh, who was announced earlier this week as being in final negotiations as Princess Irulan.

With his casting in 'Dune: Part 2', Butler joins the returning ensemble of Villeneuve’s franchise that includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya and Javier Bardem.

Production on the sequel is expected to start this summer, and the film is slated to hit theaters on October 20, 2023. Butler’s role of Feyd-Rautha was played by Sting in David Lynch’s infamous 1984 film adaptation.

Butler is the star of Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming 'Elvis', which also comes from ‘Dune’ studio Warner Bros. The musical biopic is rumoured to be world premiering at Cannes ahead of its June 24 theatrical release.

Source: Press Release