Naomi Watts May Play ‘Queen Of The Desert’ For Werner Herzog

Naomi Watts May Play 'Queen Of The Desert' For Werner Herzog

After letting Nicolas Cage essentially play himself in “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” and delving into 3D with “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” Werner Herzog looks set to tackle a massive period tale.

Vulture reports that the director is in “serious discussions” with Naomi Watts for “Queen of the Desert.” The film would tell the story of “Gertrude Bell, a real-life British woman who was alternately a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century. While only a commoner herself, Bell was nonetheless a kingmaker, helping found the modern states of Iraq and Jordan and installing their first rulers, King Abdullah and King Faisal.” We spoke to Herzog last summer and he talked briefly about the film saying, “it’s a big epic film set in the desert” and that the picture “certainly will not use 3D.”

Currently, Watts is shooting “The Impossible” with Ewan McGregor and will move over to Clint Eastwood‘s “J. Edgar” next month, but “Queen of the Desert” is not yet certain. There is currently no studio behind what sounds like a fairly expensive film and even with Watts signing on, it might take some convincing to get backers on board. That said, Herzog is known (and brags) for always coming in under budget and on schedule so that could work in his favor. Even if this doesn’t work out, Herzog told us he’s got “another film in Texas, [set] in a maximum security prison” that he’s been working on too. But a Watts/Herzog pairing sounds potentially great and we hope that the film gets the momentum behind it needed to move things forward.

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Be careful Qusai khouli and supportive of the criminal regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria killer


Naomi Watts, please for the sake of our children's blood, do not accept to play the role with the Syrian actor Qousai. He is a big supporter of the illegal Syrian regime, who has been killing our people. 22 thousand have killed about 2 thousand of them are children, 15 hundred women, and 7oo under torture. Qousia regards these victims as a refuse!!!
So please do not accept him as a partner in your film


please dont put qusai hero in this movie please he is a supporter of the criminal syrian system


there is a Syrian actor who will participate in this movie . he is a great supporter of the dictator Assad and called many times for killing of the protesters . his name is qusai khuli


Qusai Khouli is great he is smokin' hot and very talented you would be lucky to have him in your movie and stop hatin mohamad katib I know you man and I know that you wrote those four hating comments using different names ,your sister sara told me,loser!


qusai khouli is a great syrian actor and he is consistantly nominated for arabicprizes based on audience voting and he wins them all the time…he won last year after declaring his political opinions..and he's nominated this year also based on voting..and he was chosen as the best arabic actor earlier this to all his haters..stop lying!! arabs adore qusai…if you are against his political attitude then fine..but don't lie!!! Go Qusai!!!!!all syria and arabs are with you!!!!!!

Mohamed khatib

To Whom it may concern,
Please note that the Syrian Actor Kusai Khouli Has been involve in killing over 76 Syrian in the up rissing aginst the rageem
please do not let him be in your films
he should be in a court of low


please please please do't accept '' QUSAI KHOLI '' to be with you at your movie "Queen of the Desert." for the children of '' SYRIA'' don't accept please……………


The artist Qusai Kholi supports the rapist and murderer of children and women in Syria Bashar Al Assad , and he will to be part of epic historical Queen of the Desert ????


I wish to draw your attention to the Syrian actor named ((Qusai)) with criminal tendencies in order to support the system of criminality in Syria and to participate financially and physically in the suppression of the Syrian people and queued to the blatant killers
We hope you take this letter into consideration and act on this after we learned Anao offender is invited to participate in the filmProduced by your company ((Desert Queen))
Thanks to the generosity and kind attention

Nora Sahoury

best of luck Kosai Khouli,, really do hope you’d star in this movie
proud of you our STAR,, your gonna be epic ;)

all syria love bashar

all arabic people with kosai khouli for this film


Too bad he isn’t working on “The Piano Turner” anymore.


Who will play T. E. Lawrence?


Priscilla is the one true Queen of the Desert!

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