Sounds Like Oscar Isaac’s Joining Denis Villeneuve’s DUNE

We couldn't be more excited.

Denis Villeneuve's Dune is, by our estimation, one of the most highly-anticipated projects on Hollywood's horizon. A big-budget, two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal sci-fi novel, the film has already scored a number of talented performers for its cast, including Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard and Charlotte Rampling. 

But Dune's got a big universe of characters to fill, and this project's casting process is far from complete. The next actor rumored to be joining the party? None other than Oscar Isaac, a sci-fi veteran who also happens to be everyone's internet boyfriend. Variety says Isaac's in final negotiations with Villeneuve and company to play Duke Leto Atreides, father to Chalamet's Paul Atreides. That sound you hear is social media melting down over the idea of Chalamet and Isaac in one movie. If they add Lady Gaga to this thing the whole internet might collapse.

As Variety points out, Isaac's already got a busy year ahead of him: he'll next appear in Netflix's action-thriller Triple Frontier, has Star Wars: Episode IX arriving in December, and will also voice Gomez Addams in Sony's forthcoming Addams Family movie.

Nothing further to report on Dune at this time, but rest assured there are many, many more updates headed our way. Stay tuned for those, and please spend the interim celebrating the news above in the comments below.