Entertainment Movies Timothée Chalamet's 'Dune' to World Premiere at Venice Film Festival in September The annual festival runs from Sept. 1 to Sept. 11 this year By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 17, 2021 01:07 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Chiabella James/Warner Bros Dune is heading to the Venice Film Festival! On Thursday, the film festival announced that the forthcoming Warner Bros. film based on Frank Herbert's science fiction novel of the same will premiere at the famed event in September. Screening at the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido di Venezia, Dune will premiere on Friday, Sept. 3. The annual festival runs from Sept. 1 to Sept. 11 this year. The film's director, Denis Villeneuve, was last at the Italy-based film festival with his film Arrival in 2016. Venice chief Alberto Barbera is set to share the full lineup for the 78th edition of the Venice Film Festival in late July, Deadline reported. Timothée Chalamet Jokes 'I've Been Playing with Myself' as He Debuts His New Dune Action Figure Chiabella James/Warner Bros In the film, Timothee Chalamet plays Prince Paul Atreides, who leads nomadic tribes in a battle for control of the desert planet Arrakis for a special spice that extends human life, provides superhuman levels of thought and makes faster-than-light travel practical. The film also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem. While the book told the whole story in one installment, Villeneuve, 53, told Vanity Fair in May 2020 that he will tell the story in two movies. "I would not agree to make this adaptation of the book with one single movie," Villeneuve said. "The world is too complex. It's a world that takes its power in details." "No matter what you believe, Earth is changing, and we will have to adapt," he added. "That's why I think that Dune, this book, was written in the 20th century. It was a distant portrait of the reality of the oil and the capitalism and the exploitation—the overexploitation—of Earth. Today, things are just worse. It's a coming-of-age story, but also a call for action for the youth." After it premieres at the Venice Film Festival in September, Dune will then debut in theaters and on HBO Max on Oct. 1.