Queen Of The Desert has slowly been making its may to the screen, with various people flirting with it over the years. Now it’s looking for buyers at the American Film Market, and hopes that the addition of Jude Law to the cast will help attract buyers. He joins the already attached Naomi Watts and Robert Pattinson in this period drama, which will be written and directed by Werner Herzog.
The true story film stars Naomi Watts as Gertrude Bell, an explorer, writer, archeologist and attaché for the British Empire, who is credited with helping to catalyse the formation of the Middle East at the dawn of the 20th Century. She’s been described as the female Lawrence of Arabia, although the film will also include the real T.E. Lawrence, played by Pattinson. There’s no news on who Law will be.
Principal photography is scheduled to begin in Morocco in March 2013. (Source: THR)