Brolin will be joining the previously announced Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: Episode IX), Zendaya (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Oscar victor Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men), Stellan Skarsgård (Thor), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible - Fallout), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), and Dave Bautista (Avengers: Infinity War).
Okay, this is getting ridiculous: Josh Brolin has also joined Denis Villeneuve's two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune. He mentors young Paul Atreides (to be played by Timothée Chalamet), who calls him "Gurney the valorous". As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, control of Arrakis is highly contested among the noble families. Thomas Tull will executive produce along with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert for the Frank Herbert estate, with and Kevin J. Anderson serving as a creative consultant. After Atreides is betrayed, he leads a rebellion to restore his family's reign.
Shooting will commence this spring in Budapest and Jordan. The 2000 Dune mini-series, meanwhile, remains one of the highest-rated programs on the Sci-Fi channel. Most recently, he appeared as the swaggering Cable in Deadpool 2, and will next reprise his role as the villainous Thanos in this summer's Avengers: Endgame (where we're hoping he gets his ass stomped, that asshole).