August 15th, 2012 / 5 Comments


Just days before “Cosmopolis” opens in limited release, star Robert Pattinson has joined the cast of Werner Herzog’s indie “Queen of the Desert,” which will star Naomi Watts as English writer Gertrude Bell.

Pic will chronicle Bell’s life as a writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and political attache for the British Empire. One of the first women to graduate from Oxford at the turn of the 20th century, she traveled through the Middle East, defining the borders of Iraq, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Pattinson is attached to play T.E. Lawrence, a British Army officer whose writing earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia, on whom David Lean’s classic 1962 epic is based. Lawrence was a good friend to Bell over the years, as the duo helped establish the Hashemite dynasties in Jordan and Iraq.

Cassian Elwes and Nick Raslan (Herzog’s “Rescue Dawn”) are producing the pic, which is aiming to start production in late fall.

Outside of the “Twilight” franchise that catapulted him to fame, Pattinson has avoided blockbusters to work on challenging indie projects with acclaimed directors. After wrapping Francis Lawrence’s adaptation of “Water for Elephants” and the lusty period pic “Bel Ami,” Pattinson chose to work with David Cronenberg on “Cosmopolis,” which opens Friday. Thesp is set to star opposite Guy Pearce in David Michod’s Aussie drama “The Rover,” as well as the indie thriller “Mission: Blacklist,” which chronicles the hunt for Saddam Hussein.

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[Maria:   And who said IMDbPro is rubbish – hahahaha – I called it back on 17 July 2012 here.]  Thanks Suze!

  • Michelle
    Posted on August 15, 2012

    A new Rob project -soooooooo exciting 😀 LOL Maria, exactly re: IMDb Pro. Thanks girls. Cannot wait to hear more,

  • Carmel
    Posted on August 15, 2012

    Can it get any better??

    Yes!!!! Another wonderful career choice. I could just burst!

    I suspect we we will be seeing less and less of the ‘rubbish’ Maria.

    Thanks for the post Suze. A fanatastic day just got better

  • Sue
    Posted on August 15, 2012

    Fantastic news. He’s going to be a very busy boy and we’ll be ready to reap the rewards. Thanks Suze.

  • Maria
    Posted on August 15, 2012

    I love that Schneider referred to Rob as “thesp” and not heartthrob

    Times are a changing

  • Elaine
    Posted on August 15, 2012

    More exciting news – I have a feeling I better invest in a bigger hardrive so I cam save all the future pics coming our way – so excited for Rob 🙂

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