Zendaya has reportedly been attached to another high-profile new gig.
Collider says she’ll star alongside Timothée Chalamet in the upcoming reboot of Dune from Denis Villeneuve.
The new film is a reboot of the 1984 film, which is based on the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert. For those unfamiliar, here’s the story: Dune is a space-faring adventure story that is rich with political intrigue and complex machinations. The story follows Chalamet’s Paul Atreides, the heir apparent of the Atreides family. When they’re sent to rule over the desert planet Arrakis and its valuable spice commodity, their rule is contested by competing noble families, leading to betrayal and ultimately rebellion.
Oscar Isaac and Rebecca Ferguson also star as Paul’s parents. Collider reports that Zendaya was just one of a “handful” of non-white actress that tested for the role.
The former Disney star will return to the Spider-Man franchise this summer as MJ for Spider-Man: Far From Home and she headlines HBO’s teen drama, Euphoria, which premieres later this year.