BIG STEP In Dune, which is set in the far-flung future year of 10 191, Timothée Chalamet (25) plays Paul Atreides, the heir to House Caladan, the royal family assigned by the emperor of the universe to govern the planet Arrakis aka Dune.
The planet is the only source of “spice mélange”, which is used for instantaneous interstellar travel and as a drug that provides a glimpse into the future.
Timothée had long wanted to work with director Denis Villeneuve and started plotting to be part of the film as soon as he knew from blogs that Villeneuve was involved, he told Empire magazine.
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