Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
31 July 2015
Podcast 172: Josh Gad
Pixel perfect
Daniel Radcliffe Heads To Imperium
He's playing an FBI agent
Patrick Osborne To Direct Battling Boy
Animator adapting Paul Pope's graphic novel
Tom Cruise Teases Edge Of Tomorrow Sequel
Live. Die. Repeat. Again?
Tom Hardy's Taboo Finds A Director
The Killing's Kristoffer Nyholm takes the chair
Drew Pearce Says The Other Ghostbusters Is Still Happening
Update: Ivan Reitman weighs in
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
28 July 2015
Nosferatu Next On The Remake List
Nosfera2 surely already in a studio bod's brain
Diane Keaton Joins The Young Pope
She'll star alongside Jude Law in the TV series
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Spy (2015)
Empire Star Rating
While We're Young (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Black Sea (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Jude Law Finds Queen Of The Desert
Werner Herzog's Gertrude Bell pic

04 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Jude Law

Given the sheer number of projects he has on the development hob at any one time, we think it’s unlikely Ridley Scott will start making his Gertrude Bell film anytime soon. So the way really does seem clear for Werner Herzog, who already has Naomi Watts and Robert Pattinson on board and has just added Jude Law to Queen Of The Desert.

The film chronicles the life and adventures of Bell (Watts), a pioneering academic, writer, archaeologist and attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the 20th Century. She was one of the first women to graduate from Oxford and helped administer the modern Iraqi state.

Pattinson is playing T.E. Lawrence, the inspiration for David Lean’s Lawrence Of Arabia and a frequent collaborator of Bell's. Law’s role isn’t specified in the Hollywood Reporter’s story, but he could theoretically be on as Charles Doughty-Wylie, with whom Bell had an unconsummated affair over two years.

Herzog is targeting a March shooting start in Morocco. Watts will next be seen in tsunami drama The Impossible, while Pattinson’s next is a little film called The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Law will be heard in Rise Of The Guardians and seen in Dom Hemingway and Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects next year (you can see the trailer for the latter right here).

Herzog fans should pick up the latest issue of Empire where you'll find his hilarious Pint Of Milk interview alongside all the Hobbit coverage you could desire. It's available in all nrewsagents from here to Middle-earth and also on the iPad.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Kim Basinger Steps Into Grudge Match
It's Stallone Vs De Niro!
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)