On Friday, Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya gave some serious stares at the premiere of Dune. The co-stars posed for photos together on the red carpet at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.
Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya looked like Hollywood royalty turning the Internet into a frenzy.
Zendaya wore an artfully draped leather Balmain gown custom-fitted to an exact model of the star’s bust, styled by her longtime image architect Law Roach. He completed her stunning ensemble with equally stunning Bulgari emeralds and diamonds, as well as exact-match Christian Louboutin pumps.
The actress wore pink eyeshadow, strong black eyeliner, dramatic bottom lashes, and a glossy lip for her glam. Her hair was styled to match her outfit, with a damp look parted down the middle and slight finger waves.
Chalamet proceeded to show that he, too, is a fashion powerhouse.
The Oscar nominee (who co-stars in the sci-fi film with Zendaya) donned Haider Ackermann sequin black slacks, Cartier jewelry, sleek black sunglasses, and polished leather boots. As a “Friend of the House” (or ambassador) for Cartier, he makes his debut at the premiere.
Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya later joined their castmates Javier Bardem, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, and more for a group photo.
At the global premiere of Denis Villeneuve’s widely anticipated sci-fi epic Dune, Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao summed up the general impression. Zhao, who is a member of the festival’s competition jury this year, dashed through the aisles to greet the Dune director with a big hug and a yell of “fantastic!” as a cascade of bravos rained down on Venice’s Sala Grande cinema. Meanwhile, the audience gave a continuous eight-minute standing ovation.
Dune‘s big revelation eventually arrived shortly before 7 p.m. as Villeneuve and his talent-packed cast stepped out on the red carpet as the Venetian sun was lowering over the horizon.
The film’s star, Timothée Chalamet, garnered the biggest screams from the large crowd of Gen Z Italians that surrounded the theatre, but the entire cast wowed the audience with its overwhelming star power.
Warner Bros. is taking a tremendous risk with Dune, a big-budget spectacle that cost at least $160 million to film and is set somewhere between the galaxies of Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings. And it’s the kind of gamble Hollywood would take before the pandemic wreaked havoc on box office receipts.
Villeneuve hopes that audiences will see Dune in theatres.
“At the end of the day these are difficult times for everybody, safety first, if the audience feels comfortable I encourage them to watch it on the big screen,” he said during a press conference at the Venice Film Festival on Friday. “It has been dreamed, designed, shot, thinking IMAX. When you watch this movie on the big screen, it is a physical experience. We tried to design it to be as immersive as possible.”
Dune will be released in Europe on September 15 and in the United States on October 22 in theatres and on HBO Max.