Anya Taylor-Joy to Appear in “Dune: Part Two” in a Mystery Role

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Anya Taylor-Joy at the "Emma" film premiere in Los Angeles in February 2020. Photo by Rob Latour/Variety/Shutterstock (10560636bz)

Anya Taylor-Joy made a surprise appearance at the London premiere of Dune: Part Two, and it turns out she was there for a reason. The Golden Globe-winning actress will join the star-studded cast of this space epic in a mystery role.

Taylor-Joy turned heads at the Dune: Part Two premiere in a white Dior silk dress with a hooded veil, and it turned out she wasn’t there just to watch the film but to promote it, as well. She’ll be featured in this space epic in the mystery role, but fans are pretty certain she joined the franchise as Alia Atreides, the sister of Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides.

Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem will also reprise their roles from the previous film, but Taylor-Joy won’t be the only newcomer to the franchise. Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken, and Léa Seydoux are also a part of the sequel’s ensemble cast.

Taylor-Joy discussed her casting with the reporters on the red carpet, and described it as “a dream come true”. She revealed that that she’s a huge fan of Frank Herbert’s Dune books, and added that it doesn’t get any better than working with Denis Villeneuve and the film’s incredible cast.

Dune: Part Two will be released internationally on February 28, before hitting the theaters in the US on March 1.