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Josh Brolin Cast in 'Dune' (And He's Feuding with Dave Bautista Again)

Josh Brolin cast in upcoming Dune remake.
Josh Brolin (Image credit: Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

Josh Brolin has signed on to play Gurney Halleck in Legendary Pictures' "Dune" reboot, according to Deadline.

In Frank Herbert's "Dune" novels, Halleck is a weapons master and minstrel who works for the Atreides family. He mentors young Paul Atreides (to be played by Timothée Chalamet), who calls him "Gurney the valorous." He is notable for a scar along his jaw, given to him by a whip carried by Glossu Rabban (to be played by Dave Bautista).

(Image credit: Chris White (Avalon Hill Game Company))

Of course, Brolin and Bautista have previously played characters with a deep hatred for one another - Marvel Studios' Thanos and Drax.

Legendary will release this "Dune" film in 2020.

Originally published on Newsarama.

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Chris Arrant
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Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Space.com sister site Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News and CBR. He is the author of the book "Modern Masters: Cliff Chiang," co-authored "Art of Spider-Man Classic," and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology "Pros and (Comic) Cons." He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)