Lea Seydoux Joins Star-Studded Cast of “Dune: Part 2” as Lady Margot

Lea Seydoux at the photocall for
Lea Seydoux at the photocall for "Oh Mercy! (Roubaix, une Lumiere)" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film in 2019. Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The cast of Dune: Part 2 is getting more impressive by the day, and Léa Seydoux is the latest star to join it. The French actress will take on the role of Lady Margot in this highly-anticipated sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s space epic Dune: Part 1.

Seydoux’s character never appeared on the big screen before since David Lynch decided to omit her from his 1984 adaptation of Dune. In Frank Herbert’s novels, Lady Margot Fenring is a long standing-servant of the Sisterhood so there’s a chance Dune: Part 2 isn’t the only project we’ll get to see her in.

Seydoux became an international sensation after playing the Bond girl Madeleine Swann in Spectre and No Time to Die. She’s a household name in France, where she won Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and received several nominations for the prestigious César Award. We’ll soon get to see her in David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future and Mia Hansen Love’s One Fine Morning, both set to come out later this year.

Dune: Part 2 will see Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, and Josh Brolin return to their respective roles from the first film, while the new cast includes Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken, and Austin Butler. The release date of this project is yet to be announced, but it’s eyeing a 2023 release