Naomi’s upcoming movie “Queen of the Desert” is back on again and will begin filming in September, despite an earlier report that filming likely would be pushed into next year because of scheduling problems for leading lady Naomi Watts.
Watts, Robert Pattinson and Jude Law were slated to star in the Werner Herzog-directed film about English writer Gertrude Bell.
“It’s still a way’s off,” Watts told on Jan.18 at the Sundance Film Festival. “Hopefully, it will happen, she said.
But Cassian Elwes, the independent film’s producer, tweeted that the filming is back on for September and also confirmed an earlier Improper story that shooting will take place in Morocco.
“We have to move part of the shoot to morocco from turkey; where Werner wanted to shoot was too close to border of Syria,” he Tweeted. The arab country is racked by civil war.
Pattinson is slated to play T.E. Lawrence, a British army officer who organized Arab resistance to the Turks in World War I.
He became known as the legendary “Lawrence of Arabia.” The role was immortalized by Peter O’Toole in the 1962 epic “Lawrence of Arabia.”
The film will focus on Bell, an archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, political ambassador and British spy. Law plays British diplomat Henry Cadogan, Bell’s love interest. The two were Bell’s lifelong friends.
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