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Zendaya is being targeted to play Chani in Legendary’s Dune reboot, according to Collider. The Spider-Man: Homecoming actor reportedly tested for the role alongside unnamed others.
In Frank Herbert’s Dune novels, Chani is a warrior in the Freman tribe on Arrakis. She is tasked to protect Paul Atreides after his father is murdered, and the two eventually become lovers.
Timothée Chalamet was previously cast to play Paul in this Dune reboot.
Legendary has not set a release date for Dune.