Old White Men Casting Roundup: 'The Hunt', 'The French Dispatch' and 'Dune'


  • Al Pacino is set to join the Amazon series The Hunt, produced by Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions.

  • This would be Pacino's first regular role in a TV series.

  • The Hunt follows a band of Nazi hunters in New York City circa 1977. They discover that hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials have made a home in the United States and plan to create a Fourth Reich there, then set out on a bloody mission to stop the plan.

  • Pacino will play a Nazi hunter mentoring a character played by the previously announced Logan Lerman.



  • Henry Winkler has been cast in the upcoming Wes Anderson film The French Dispatch.

  • It's currently filming in the south of France, and will interweave three stories involving the French bureau of an American newspaper in 20th century Paris.

  • Winkler joins previously announced cast members Jeffrey Wright, Timothée Chalamet, Lois Smith, Bob Balaban, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and Adrien Brody.



  • Stellan Skarsgard has been cast as Baron Harkonnen in the upcoming Denis Villeneuve-directed adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel Dune.

  • Other previously announced cast members include Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Dave Bautista.

  • Production is expected to launch in the spring in Budapest and Jordan.




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