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20 Book-To-Movie Characters That Were Cast All Wrong

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Sting as Feyd-Rautha, Dune 

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Dino De Laurentiis Company

Dune is a complicated book, and it made for an even more complicated movie. Maybe that’s why they decided to cast Sting, former frontman of rock band The Police, as Feyd-Rautha. He was cool, smooth, and desirable, but was he a good fit for Feyd? Not so much. The character is supposed to be a ruthless, dark-haired, 16-year-old set to one day lead House Harkonnen after he inherits the rights from his uncle, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. Sting gave us a ridiculous blonde hairdo, a lot of uncomfortable wide-eyed moments, ridiculous and over-the-top gestures and a very weird scene in a galactic speedo. It made his role and the movie more of a joke than epic science fiction. We’re calling for a recast with this one.

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