Robert Pattinson to play young Lawrence of Arabia in Herzog indie
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. 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.