First look at Florence Pugh in Dune: Part Two

A first look at Florence Pugh in Dune: Part Two has been released.

The Oscar-nominated actress is due to join the epic franchise as Princess Irulan in the upcoming sequel, which wrapped filming late last year.

In the first picture of Pugh in character, we see her sporting a headdress as she looks into the distance.

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Irulan is the daughter of the galaxy's supreme ruler Emperor Shaddam IV, who is played by fellow newcomer Christopher Walken.

“Her stake could not be higher because she’s afraid that her father could lose the throne, could lose everything,” director Denis Villeneuve told Vanity Fair.

“When I met Florence, I was struck by her assurance, how grounded she is as a young woman, how direct, how unapologetic," he added.

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"She has something inherently royal about her. I will definitely believe that Florence could become, in the future, a prime minister.”

Star Timothée Chalamet previously heaped praise on Pugh, saying: "[Florence Pugh is] an incredible actor. She was incredible in Dune — seriously incredible. She brought a gravitas to the role."

As well as Pugh and Walken, the next Dune movie will see the additions of Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, the nephew of Baron Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård), Léa Seydoux as Lady Margot, and Tim Blake Nelson in an undisclosed role.

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Chalamet, Skarsgård, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin are among the cast members returning from the first instalment.

Dune: Part Two continues "the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family".

Dune: Part Two is out in cinemas on November 3.

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