Amy and Laurie's romance may soon be interplanetary, as Pugh is in talks to join her Little Women beau in the upcoming sequel to the Best Picture nominee.
A very happy International Womens Day to our favorite little woman of them all: Florence Pugh, who is now in talks to board Dune 2 alongside Little Women hubby Timothe Chalamet. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Pugh has been tapped to potentially star as Princess Irulan, daughter of the Emperor. Now, the big question: How will she balance a voyage to Arrakis with a Madonna Boot Camp at the same time?
The British actress would be the first new star to board the sequel to Denis Villeneuves Oscar-nominated sci-fi epic based on Frank Herberts 1965 novel series of the same name. Shed be joining a stacked cast with players like Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, and Javier Bardem for the Legendary follow-up, along with, of course, her starry-eyed Little Women co-star. Break out the foot molds, Pugh, youve got to make him fall in love with you all over again.
Seeing as Dunes first iteration attached a hearty roster of Hollywoods best talent, Academy Award-nominated Pugh seems like an ideal fit in the roleand weve already seen her witty on-screen chemistry with Chalamet. Thats key for Princess Irulan, who becomes entangled in a love triangle with Paul. (Yes, the Little Women parallels are everywhere.)
For those who havent read the thousand-pound books in all their glory: Dune 2 will pick up right where the first film left off, as an exhausted Paul Atreides (Chalamet) joins forces with Zendayas Fremen to free the desert planet Arrakis from the swindling House Harkonnen. Princess Irulan is one of three major roles Dune 2 will need to cast, alongside Emperor Shaddam IV (who fatefully sends the Atreides family to Arrakis in the first place) and Feyd-Rautha (the oily barons wily nephew and leader of House Harkonnen).
But mega space worms arent the roadblocks in the way. For one, that grueling Madonna biopic could impact Pughs scheduling ability, should she land the career-changing role. Further, the script is still in progress, and THR reports that the actress is tapping her toes as she waits for the latest draft. Legendary is hoping to shoot Dune 2 this summerwhich, yes, will have an impact on Euphorias shooting schedule, too. The stars are busy!