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Aquaman star Jason Momoa dries off and joins the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

on February 14, 2019, 6:58pm

At this point, if you go to tie your shoe, you’re gonna miss the latest cast member to join Denis Villeneuve’s two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune. Case in point: Aquaman himself Jason Momoa has left the sea for the sand.

According to Variety, Momoa will play Duncan Idaho, a swordmaster and right-hand man to the father of Timothee Chalamet’s Paul Atreides, who will be played by Oscar Isaac.

The news comes 24 hours after Josh Brolin joined the A-list cast, which now includes — sing it with me — Chalamet, Isaac, Rebecca FergusonStellan Skarsgard, Javier BardemDave BautistaZendaya, and Charlotte Rampling.

(Read: Our 2017 Filmmaker of the Year Profile with Denis Villeneuve)

Dune tells the story of a fallen noble family and an evil galactic emperor, who battle for control over a desert planet named Arrakis, where a rare spice drug is the most lucrative export. Villeneuve adapted the story with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts.

Shooting will commence this spring in Budapest and Jordan.

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