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>'Dune: The Sisterhood' TV Series a Go at WarnerMedia

Based on Frank Herbert's novel, the female-focused take will be directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Jon Spaihts.
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WarnerMedia's forthcoming streaming service is poised to explore the world of Dune.

The yet-unnamed platform has handed out a straight-to-series order for Dune: The Sisterhood, a female-focused take on Frank Herbert's beloved novel. Denis Villeneuve, who wrote, produced and directed next year's new take on Dune, will helm the pilot. Jon Spaihts will pen the script for the TV series, which hails from Legendary Television. Villeneuve and Spaihts will executive produce alongside Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert for the Frank Herbert estate. Kevin J. Anderson will co-produce. Spaihts co-wrote the screenplay alongside Villeneuve.

Production on the Dune feature, which hails from Legendary Entertainment and is being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, began filming in March. The film's cast includes Timothee Chalamet as the lead character, Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac and David Dastmalchian. It is scheduled to premiere Nov. 20, 2020.

Herbert's Dune novel examines a future in which humanity has spread across the galaxy to thousands of worlds, all ruled by the Padishah Emperor, The Imperium. Dune: The Sisterhood takes place in the same universe and explores the future through the eyes of a mysterious order of women: the Bene Gesserit. Given abilities by their mastery of the body and the mind, the Bene Gesserit expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The Imperium, pursuing plans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis — known to its inhabitants as Dune.
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"The Bene Gesserit have always been fascinating to me. Focusing a series around that powerful order of women seemed not only relevant and inspiring but a dynamic setting for the television series,” Villeneuve said.

The TV series and feature film are the tip of the iceberg for Legendary's larger plan for Dune, which also includes video games, digital content packages and comic book series. Legendary CEO Joshua Grode told The Hollywood Reporter in April that the plan was to split Dune across two movies, though only the first one has been scheduled. To date, there have been more than 20 books in the Dune series, the first six of them written by Herbert. His son, Brian, and Kevin J. Anderson, continued the series.

Next year's Dune is the second time the franchise has been adapted for the big screen. The first Dune, released in 1984, was written and directed by David Lynch and starred Kyle MacLachlan, Francesca Annis, Virginia Madsen, Sting and Patrick Stewart, among others. It was adapted by writers John Harrison and Herbert as a three-part TV series starring William Hurt in 2000 on Syfy. In 2003, Greg Yaitanes (Lost) directed a three-part Syfy follow-up from Harrison and Herbert that starred James McAvoy.

WarnerMedia's streaming service is due to launch in beta in late 2019. The platform will feature a roster of scripted originals as well as content from WarnerMedia-owned platforms including HBO, TBS, TNT, CNN and more. Dune is the third series in the works for the SVOD service, joining Paul Feig's comedic anthology Love Live, starring Anna Kendrick, and the Ansel Egort-led drama Tokyo Vice. A Gremlins animated TV series is also in the works.

Both Dune and Gremlins take advantage of the library content that is controlled by WarnerMedia. The model is similar to what Disney+ and CBS All Access are doing with their respective platforms.
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i am doing the based
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When will /tv/ have it's own streaming service?
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>>116526420
>Villeneuve
He's a weak-sauce director.
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>>116526485
no shit Gremlins? hope it's better than that shit critters series we got
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Is it a form of ((((their)))) revenge for what he allowed himself to show with Polytechnique?
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>>116526625
it's called cytube ;p
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>>116527427
I honestly just think it's because he got neutered on Nu-Dune and can't do anything creatively with the material because the production company wants to make sure they can get the film into China and past the CPC. That means no politics or altering timelines, because this is illegal in Chinese cinema. This series is a way to do what he wants with the Dune universe because Brian Herbert and Legendary Studios have screwed him over on Dune.
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>>116526420
I hope this is fake news.
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>>116527631
Space feminism is going to get them broke.
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>>116527584

I just think ((((they)))) are some powerful leftists, who gave him power in order to humiliate him for Polytechnique (showing a shooter kill women, because he considered them feminists).

>Dennis, here are some money and make a great movie! You have freedom!
>Dennis, we gave you so much freedom and so much money, no It's time for you to return the favor. LGBTQTG1+ FEMINIST DUNE KILL WHITE MAN DRUMPF

And Dennis has to do it now...
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>>116527584
>politics is illegal in china
just shit that is against the chinese govt. which dune wont be cause its sci fi!
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>>116526420
Why not adapt the books as a full series in the first place? This must be bait.
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>>116527794

yeah it will probably be anti-arabic as well in some way and china likes that
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>>116526485
>Focusing a series around that powerful order of women seemed not only relevant and inspiring
Why is he such a cuck for women? He basically said the same thing for br2049. "Women are not treated well in the world" or some shit. And i'm sharing a board with idiots who happily gobble up this hack's work because BASED. Fuck this board.
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>>116526420
>mfw it's real
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/dune-sisterhood-tv-series-a-go-at-warnermedia-1217286

What the fuck?
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>>116526625
We had oval until /co/ got triggered by gay porn during commercials during the every Simpsons ever marathon and got it nuked by fox. And thus the seeds of destruction were sown like so many gummi bears.
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>>116527829
Fuck that, Frank was a romanticist concerning the Eastern Civilization. My view is that he had a pretty well informed understanding of Islam, he grew up in Cairo Egypt while his father was stationed there, and uses some religious concepts from Islam to portray the difference of thought between the Greco-Atreides and the Islamo-Fremen. This story is essentially a love story between the west and the east, and it is celebrated in the spirit of these patriarchal traditions: Through war.
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Is Dune just Game Of Thrones in space?
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>>116527782
I don't think there's any conspiracy here, just that Denis knows that Dune is going to turn out to be shit, and he wants a fair shot at working in this universe under a different studio.
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Dishonestman strikes again
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>>116528083
It looks like that's what the studio wants to turn it into.
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>>116528144
Explain.
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i want to be at lunch's house when he's reading variety about the inevitable flop of villenueve's dune empire
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So it's based on the last two books?

If so the source materials pretty solid. If they can actually find actresses capable of pulling it off.

>Space witches manipulate and control politics in the known sphere
>selective breeding, gene editing, magic n shit
>ruthless and manipulative

Really grand scale and interesting concepts. How they use men as weapons and shit. Eventually a rogue sect completely dominates men to use as tools.
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>>116528169
I want to be at Jodorowsky's.
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>>116528107

He claims it's his best work ever, that his whole life he was aiming at making his Dune adaption. He will bow to his owners and fuck it up politically.
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>'Dune: The Sisterhood'

Should have called it Dune: Mind-Killer
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So Dune: The Sisterhood will be made by a brotherhood of filmmakers except for one producer who happens to be Frank Herbert's granddaughter.
Sorry but it's 2019 and if you're making a female focused TV series and the creative team is skewed male then that is really not acceptable imo.
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>>116528272
>Dune: Mind-Killer
Dune: Marijuana
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>>116528239
He's never claimed this is his best work. He's not even finished yet so he wouldn't know. All he's said is that he has been in love with Dune since he was a boy.

>He will bow to his owners and fuck it up politically.

Unfortunately I think that you are probably right. Legendary does not have a great track record since 2016 when they were bought out by a Chinese Real estate investment corp.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legendary_Entertainment#Filmography
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>>116528469
China fucks up everything they touch.
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still-suit chani is so fuckin hot, imagine the smell
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**Legendary has plans to expand ’DUNE’ following Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming film. These plans include video games, digital content packages, comic book series and the television series ‘DUNE: THE SISTERHOOD’ for the WarnerMedia Streaming Service.

https://deadline.com/2019/06/dune-the-sisterhood-series-warnermedia-streaming-service-1202630479/
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>>116527794
Dune is literally the story of a Space and Time bending drug addicted Autistic Savant who militarily aligns himself with proto-Islamic bedouins to overthrow a Galactic Authoritarian Aristocratic Empire. If you think that China will let this story be told the way it was written you have another thing coming.
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I have read most of the Dune books (God Emperor is the best sequel). There is no reality in which Dune becomes a major lucrative media property. I totally understand why the studio is taking a chance on this (running out of old IP to dredge up, looking for something pre-existing that they can turn into a franchise that has iconography, SANDWORMS). but it's not going to pan out.
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>>116528706
this.

Legendary is the most utterly desperate studio in Hollywood right now, financially they are hanging on by a limb, and have already attempted to pull out of the studio but cannot find a buyer.
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>>116528640
Reclaimed braaaps.
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>>116528410
I agree. Only females should make female shows so that way it will always be the shittiest version of itself that ca ever be made.
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>>116527909
Wasn't 2049 antiwomen? In which K rejects the manipulative women in his life?
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>>116528706
Heavy editing and re-imagination of the IP only taking bits and pieces of the other books.
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twitter SJWs are already crying about it lmao

do they think Frank Herbert was a woman or something
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>>116528857
Have you ever had sex before?
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>>116527045
>weak-sauce
Anyone who uses that phrase is a faggot.
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>>116528083
It’s Lawrence of Arabia plus Hamlet in space
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>>116528198
>Eventually a rogue sect completely dominates men to use as tools.

Honored Matres sex powers was just Herbert's way of beating the inevitable /ss/ hentai parodies to the punch.
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>>116528642
It sounds a bit premature to me. Will all these things still happen if the first film flops?

But hey, maybe it's a sign of confidence.
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>>116528642
>These plans include video games,

We already have great video games. For goodness sake, just leave it alone!
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>>116526420
>Kevin J. Anderson will co-produce
THAT'S A BIG FUCKING NOPE AND HUGE FUCKING YIKES
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>>116528706
It is an odd series to try and make a Star Wars franchise out of. They should have done something like Lensman or Known Space.
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>>116528083
Is Warhammer just Dune with toys?
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>>116529073
It's way too edgy to be a mega-franchise.
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I absolutely hate and detest TV series.
I sincerely hope the films do well and for this TV series to never get past the pre production phase.
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>>116529042
DEFINITELY YIKES
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>>116529105
The Turd Season of West World looks dope.
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>>116527782
>guy makes a movie about how a dumbass incel hating feminist shoots up a school
>thinks the director is redpilled and has incel motives
>thinks da joos are after him because of this
This is why the whole world thinks you faggots are dumb.
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Who made Villeneuve believe this rat boy could be the face of a whole franchise? This is going to be as good ass those Tom Holland's franchises that are not spider-man.
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>>116529181
Go back.
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>>116529222
He's way too old.
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>>116529289
He still looks young. And makeup can do a lot.
Also will be great for the second film, easy transition to older Paul
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>>116529396
He's a mediocre actor. He wasn't acting in his gay movie, he was attracted to Armie Hammer, he's gay.
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>>116529289
Thing that pisses me off the most is that he just was critically acclaimed for playing a broken drug addict. This is exactly the opposite disposition of Paul, Paul is totally entranced and empowered by the Spice, and the Spice is based on the Psilocybin Mushrooms of the American Northwest that Frank was rumored to be fond of. Chalamet will have to either totally do a 180 on his fan base, or turn Frank's material into something that it's not in order to appease his fan base. Judging by the fact that he's an impressionable young kid, and that the studio managing the project sucks, it's probably just going to end up being a shadow of the source material.
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>>116529644
They should just use de-aging technology on Kyle and ditch the Chalamet kid.
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>>116528681
And then his son becomes a giant worm emperor that rules the galaxy for thousands of years or something.
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>>116529042
I'll see your YIKEs and raise you an OOF. What are they thinking?!
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>>116526420
>>'Dune: The Sisterhood'
So they're going to make a series about women breeding themselves to create the perfect man? Who eventually get replaced by another woman order who use their bodies and sex to control everyone?

That'll go over well...
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>>116531018
Don't worry, we won't be getting that sequel if it bombs, so they shouldn't be able to butcher that part of the story thank God.
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>>116529042
I'll add an "eek" to that.
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>>116531197
>tfw no Dune series will be successful enough to get to the books with Miles Teg.
I'll never see my favorite Dune character on screen
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>>116529644
The twink has a fanbase?

Also, he said in an interview, that he wants to be a big star, like Leonardo DiCaprio. His agent told him Dune was going to be a big deal, since it has a big deal director. Thus chamelet wanted to be in Dune. Never read the book. Probably never will. Pure status seeking. A very harkonnen trait, desu.
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>>116531307
Mostly young girls, zoomers, and parents that wish their children were successful. I agree, there is a disgusting elitism in his personal character that I find off-putting. He looks way too okay with standing next to Bezos. Paul's supposed to be a humble autismo Character who uses his royal lineage to do good for others. Hard to picture Chalamet in this role desu.
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>>116531285

I'm admittedly only at the end of Messiah Right now. Really should work my way up to God Emperor at least, just can't find the motivation to sit down and read lately.
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>>116531730
>I'm admittedly only at the end of Messiah Right now. Really should work my way up to God Emperor at least, just can't find the motivation to sit down and read lately.
In my experience reading the original Dune series (years and years ago) the later books get a little dull and then they pick up towards the end.
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>>116531689
Punchable faces.
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>>116531689
Very much agreed. I see nothing of the quiet strength or sharp mind of Paul Atreides in the lad. He seems very shallow and socially needy.
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>>116531730
Be aware that "Children of Dune," is a pain to get through
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>>116531812
I've started rereading the series recently, up until the later part of Children. I gotta say, Messiah aged much better than I thought, it's such a good book if you're not expecting some hyped up action story. Paul's tragedy and his later transformation into the Preacher is a great read. I think people miss the point that the Atreides are not the 'good guys' because Frank doesn't beat the reader over the head with it.
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Fact that pic rel. Isn't Jamis is also fucking infuriating. Momoa's personality is so fucking wrong for Duncan Idaho it's ridiculous.
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>>116532019
I disagree, there are some parts that veer somewhat into fantasy rather than philosophical science fiction, but it's still not a bad book. It's more story oriented in comparison to Messiah, but not so much as the first book, so it's stuck in a strange place.
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>>116532060
Also loved Messiah, the stone burner scene is great, I loved how Paul by being blinded attained even deeper prescience and vision. Truly a psychedelic masterwork.
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>>116532086
>Momoa
>Idaho
at least he'll get killed pretty quick and we won't see him until a later sequel

>Momoa playing a ghola mentat
lol
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>>116532086
I imagined Duncan to be a lithe charismatic medium sized dude who fought like a graceful duelist rather than a muscled brute who is probably going to smash himself against the Sardaukar.
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>>116532210
>Momoa playing a ghola mentat
Who also happens to be a zensunni philosopher. Jesus christ that would be both terrible and hilarious.
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>>116532219
Honestly, I told the studio to cast Chalamet as Duncan, and portray Duncan as a classmate of Paul's with a competitive rivalry. Nobody listened to me though.
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>>116532256
>Who also happens to be a zensunni philosopher
and eventually THE kwisatz haderach if you factor in the new dune novels.

...oh dear...
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>>116526420
>"The Bene Gesserit have always been fascinating to me. Focusing a series around that powerful order of women seemed not only relevant and inspiring but a dynamic setting for the television series,” Villeneuve said
Do these Hollywood kikes ever read the fucking source material. The whole series highlights how fucking retarded and incompetent the entire order actually is. Even worse, if they want to go for the “women stronk” angle, the same fucking series has countless other examples of women that aren’t fucking retards.
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>>116528876
>tfw the greatest works of literature were all written by men
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>>116532301
I'm going to love to see how they spin the breeding program (which is the ultimate purpose of the bene gesserit's existence) to be pro-wymyn.
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>>116532363
While true, women can actually write books. Why can women into literature but not anything else?
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>>116532301
kek, so true, Frank spends all of Messiah just shitting on Gaias and Irulan's incompetent attempts to seize power.
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>>116531689
He's got to be sleeping with Bezos or one of his friends. He's even got his equally ugly untalented sister a role in the new Judd Apatow movie with Pete Davidson. She's 28 and never worked in a US production before.
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>>116532477
I fully believe every single actor has been casting couched or by a producer or director or exchanges sexual favors for roles at this point.
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>>116532430
Words are all they ever developed in those caves.
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>>116532578
Everything is all about sex now, even kids are being sexualized to all hell and losing their innocence too early, no innocent 90's spirit for our Dune movie frens. Feels bad.
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>>116532086
Jason moamoa would be an ideal jamis. The fact that he was cast as Duncan suggests they're hoping for sequels. Insh'Allah, they never get their wish.
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>>116533249
Amen brother.
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>>116533249
>The fact that he was cast as Duncan suggests they're hoping for sequels.
It would suggest me the complete opposite. Momoa would never be able to play Hayt.



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