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If you had to choose your own cast for the upcoming Dune movie, who would they be?

Mine is a work in progress, but this is what I have so far.

Duke Leto I - Clive Owen

Jessica Atreides -

Paul Atreides - Shia LaBoeuf

Gurney Halleck - Sean Bean

Duncan Idaho - Eric Bana

Thufir Hawat - Anthony Hopkins

Dr Wellington Yueh - John Hannah

Stilgar - Oded Fehr

Chani - Summer Glau

Shaddam Corrino IV - Billy Dee Williams

Hasmir Fenrig - Willem Dafoe

Baron Vladmir Harkonnen - John Goodman

Feyd Rautha Harkonnen - James Franco

Rabban Harkonnen -

Liet Kynes - Daniel Craig

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Duke Leto I - Stephen Fry

Jessica Atreides - Victoria Wood

Gurney Halleck - Bill Bailey

Duncan Idaho - Paul Merton

Thufir Hawat - John Bird

Dr Wellington Yueh - Hugh Laurie

Shaddam Corrino IV - John Cleese

Hasmir Fenring - Rowan Atkinson

Princess Irulan - Jennifer Saunders

Baron Vladmir Harkonnen - Peter Kay

Feyd Rautha Harkonnen - Ross Noble

Rabban Harkonnen - Johnny Vegas

Piter deVries - Rich Hall

Liet Kynes - Tony Robinson

Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam - Jo Brand

Not ye sure about...

Stilgar -

Chani -

Paul Atreides -

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Duke Leto - Russell Crowe

Jessica Atreides - Lena Headley

Paul Atreides - James McAvoy

Gurney Halleck - Mickey Rourke

Duncan Idaho - Christian Bale

Thufir Hawat - Anthony Hopkins

Dr Wellington Yueh - Rutger Hauer

Stilgar - Oded Fehr or Ashraf Barhom

Chani - Summar Glau (? i'm iffy on this one)

Shaddam Corrino IV -

Hasmir Fenrig - Benecio Del Toro

Piter De Vries - Brad Dourif (honestly, who else)

Baron Vladmir Harkonnen - Philip Seymour Hoffman

Feyd Rautha Harkonnen -

Rabban Harkonnen -

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No actually, but I just checked in, and a lot of them had the same ideas I did. Kind of a surprise, that someone else thought of Hoffman as the Baron. The problem with casting Dune is you need actors with proven depth. I mean, a lot of the character development in the book is internal, so you need an actor who can show their inner turmoil or inner thoughts through expression. Plus, a lot of them need to have a presence. I mean the Duke has to be able to command a scene, same with Jessica, the Baron, or the Emperor.

I don't envy their casting department. But I'll start getting really excited when we start seeing production sketches and a look at the art design.

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Duke Leto - Russell Crowe

Sorry, I don't think that I could look at Crowe and imagine him as Duke Leto.

Piter De Vries - Brad Dourif (honestly, who else)

Brad Dourif would be good, but I think that Johny Depp would do well too. I don't think that he would be thrilled at the opportunity of having less than 10 minutes of screen time, though.

Thufir Hawat - Anthony Hopkins

Good, but I fear that he's getting to old even for playing Hawat :-

I should say that, allthough I liked Lynch' movie, I thought that it had to many white people in it. I can't cite any specific parts from the novels, but I always imagined the Duniverse to be more diverse than that.

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You know, just four of those actors would be enough to make the movie a massive hit with both the male and female under 30 population:

Paul Atreides - Christian Bale

Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen - Brad Pitt

Irulan - Natalie Portman

Chani - Jessica Alba

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Well, in any case, I was really proud of the John Malkovich and Willem Defoe choices. I mean, what two actors, given the context of Dune, could be creepier? And Dunenewt's choice of John Goodman was genius. I mean, look at Walter from The Big Lebowski.

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Is it too much to say that the actors/actresses should consider this new film (whoever may be cast) the pinnacle of their acting career, and deliver as if it was their last film? I hope they think it's a big deal, anyway.

It's also my slight opinion that most of the cast be unknowns (who would probably put more heart into it than, say, Brad Pitt).

Anybody consider Daniel Craig (new Bond dude) to be a potential sietch leader/Harkonnen leader [simplistically Stilgar, alternatively Feyd Harkonnen]? He has that look, to me.

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After reading a few suggestions on the official boards, I think Kevin Spacey would be great as Fenring.  Daniel Radcliffe for Paul...yes I know he is Harry Potter, but I don't think its a bad shout.  He is still quite young as well.

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If they make a spoof film of Dune, Seth Green could play Feyd...

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Thinking about this, if Harry Potter was to play Paul, then there would only be one choice for Feyd...

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Don't take this too seriously :P

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Duke Leto I - Stephen Fry

whahhh???  What is this the Cockney circus version of Dune?  I like Stephen Fry but...I don't think he's right for Leto.  You could never convince me, for example that he was descended from a Greek family or that he knows how to fight....

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Duke Leto I - Viggo Mortensen

Jessica Atreides - Kristin Scott Thomas

Paul Atreides - Daniel Radcliffe (he's a good actor and he looks the part...)

Gurney Halleck - Brendan Gleeson

Duncan Idaho - Eric Bana

Thufir Hawat - Rutger Hauer

Dr Wellington Yueh - Gary Oldman / John Hurt

Stilgar - Ray Winstone

Irulan - Rebecca Hall

Chani - ???

Shaddam Corrino IV - Alex Angulo (Spanish actor)

Hasimir Fenring - Steve Buscemi

Baron Vladmir Harkonnen - Robbie Coltrane

Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen - The kid who played Malfoy...why not.

Liet Kynes - ??

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Rad-cliffe ... he's now following the Ewan McGregor school of acting, right? Nekkid at the drop of ... his drawers? (Some Hairy Putter, I guess? :O )

Seriously, what is the fascination with lists of this sort? I never have really understood it....

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