‘Dune 2’ star Timoth?e Chalamet shares snap from Jordan desert


DUBAI: US actor Timoth?e Chalamet is in Jordan, according to a snap posted on the Oscar-nominated star’s Instagram account, and eager fans are sharing hopes that it is for the filming of sci-fi epic “Dune 2.”

The sequel to the Academy Award-winning film “Dune” is set to shoot in the Middle East, with Jordan and the UAE slated to host the cast and crew.

“All the Dune fans (right now),” Chalamet posted on Instagram, alongside a trio of eye emojis.

Fans gathered in the comments section to theorize that the star is in Jordan, Petra to be specific, for the filming of the sequel.

Written by Villeneuve along with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, the “Dune” franchise was adapted from Frank Herbert’s 1965 book by the same name.

Chalamet returns to lead the cast as Paul Atreides. The Golden Globe winner will once again be joined by Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Javier Bardem, among others.

New cast additions include “Elvis” star Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, Florence Pugh, L?a Seydoux and Souheila Yacoub.

In November, the cast will head to the desert of Abu Dhabi, which will once again feature as the iconic setting of the desert planet Arrakis.

The action-adventure movie will film at the Liwa desert for over a month.

“Dune has again provided us with an exciting opportunity to associate the emirate with another global movie franchise which will allow us to entice enthusiastic fans and audience members to visit the landscapes which they have seen on screen,” chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and twofour54 Abu Dhabi, Mohamed Khalifa Al-Mubarak, said in a previously released statement.