10:48am PT by Mia Galuppo
Zendaya Circling Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune'
Dune is continuing to build out its supporting cast.
Spider-Man: Homecoming star Zendaya is in early talks to join the Denis Villeneuve film, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
If a deal is made, the actress would play Chani, the love interest of Timothee Chalamet's Paul Atreides. In David Lynch's 1984 adaptation, Sean Young played the character opposite Kyle MacLachlan.
Collider first reported the news.
Frank Herbert's Dune is a sci-fi literary classic and tells the sprawling story of a fallen noble family's attempt to control a desert planet named Arrakis and its export, a rare spice drug, while being betrayed by a galactic emperor.
Legendary is behind the new film, which will also star Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides, with Jessica Ferguson, Charlotte Rampling, Dave Bautista and Stellan Skarsgard also among the cast.
The script was written by Villeneuve, Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. Villeneuve is also producing the pic, along with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter.
Zendaya is one of Hollywood's most in-demand young stars. She next will be seen in the Spider-Man sequel Far From Home, and will lead HBO's upcoming teen drama series Euphoria. Zendaya is repped by CAA.