Charlotte Rampling almost played Lady Jessica in the ‘Dune’ movie that was never made

Many have tried and failed to do anything good Dune customization. But Denis Villeneuves Dune is praised as the first successful adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel. IN Dune, Charlotte Rampling plays the esteemed mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, a Bene Gesserit leader and Lady Jessica Atreides’ former teacher. But decades ago, she had the chance to play Lady Jessica herself in Alejandro Jodorowskys Dune movie. The scrapped film is so infamous that it is called “the best film ever made.” It had so much hype around it that many thought it would change the cinema forever once it was released. But Rampling did not agree. She said no to the role because of a rough scene Jodorowsky wanted to include.

Charlotte Rampling in 'Dune' as the venerable mother Gaius Helen Mohiam.  She is sitting in a dimly lit room wearing a completely black cloak, high hat and a black, pearl-colored veil that covers her face.

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How many ‘Dune’ movies are there?

Dune is the most successful sci-fi book series ever. Herbert’s first Dune book was published in 1965. He wrote six books in total. And after his death, his son and some collaborators published Dune spin-off books. David Lynch’s Dune (1984) is the only other Dune movies that actually came to the cinema. There were two Dune TV miniseries with the title Frank Herbert’s clit (2000) and Children of Dune (2003).

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