Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert film, starring Robert Pattinson, has had a rough start already. With Jude Law dropping out and Naomi Watts unsure if the project was even on the table anymore, Queen of the Desert may have found exactly what it needed to generate some steam. James Franco is now in talks to be replacing Jude Law in the film. Although Deadline isn’t giving us an official confirmation that this information regarding Franco is definite, we are excited to see QOTD back on track!
What does this mean for Rob? This adds another movie on his long list of obligations for the next two years. We love seeing him on screen, and we love him even more in a suit on premiere day — the more the merrier
Recently, we’ve been posting about the uncertainty surrounding Queen of the Desert and whether it was even a “go” anymore. However, all those doubts have been removed now that the producer for the film cryptically tweeted, “Queen will go in September”.
Looks like this filming schedule couldn’t be most perfect for Rob!
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It appears Rob’s new project may be picked up in other countries besides the US. According to Variety, Voltage Pictures will be pitching Queen of the Desert to the European Film Market! However, as of now, the film seems to be on hold, which you can read about here.
Berlin will see a pair of queens up for sale: “Queen of the Desert” repped by Sierra/Affinity with helmer Werner Herzog attached, and Atom Egoyan’s “Queen of the Night,” being sold by Entertainment One Intl., starring Ryan Reynolds.
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As for projects that may or may not be happening, Law confirmed Naomi Watts’ statement that Werner Herzog’s Gertrude Bell biopic “Queen of the Desert” is now on hold and he will likely be no longer be available for it when it returns. ”I don’t think that’s happening. I don’t think I can do that anymore,” he admitted.
Naomi Watts hinted about the uncertainty of this project at Sundance a couple weeks ago.
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Robert talked briefly with MTV News last summer about the project, but what’s the status now? We caught up with Naomi at the Sundance Film Festival (where she’s promoting her film “Two Mothers”) to find out.
“We’ll wait and see,” Naomi demurred when asked if filming would take place soon. “He’s a director I’m completely in awe of. He’s a wonderful filmmaker and documentarian. It’s a fantastic character, great story. I’m not sure when it’s going to take place yet; there’s been so much travel, as well, and I’ve got little kids, so we’ll see if it happens later this year or next year.”
As to Robert’s involvement: “I don’t know if he definitely is yet,” she said.
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