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‘Homeland’ Star Damian Lewis Joins Nicole Kidman In Werner Herzog’s ‘Queen Of The Desert’

‘Homeland’ Star Damian Lewis Joins Nicole Kidman In Werner Herzog's ‘Queen Of The Desert’

Brit actor Damian Lewis has been in the game for a while now but it’s probably fair to say that American audiences probably didn’t pay much attention until he popped up as Nicholas Brody in Showtime‘s hit “Homeland.” Now the Golden Globe and Emmy winning actor is using the bounce that that kind of hardware provides to book a gig working with Werner Herzog and Nicole Kidman.

The actor has come aboard the forever developing “Queen Of The Desert.” The true story drama will follow Gertrude Bell (Kidman), the traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century who played a crucial role in the development of the Middle East as we know it. Lewis will play Lieutenant Colonel Charles Doughty-Wylie who has an affair with Bell. Hot.

But what about Robert Pattinson, you dedicated fans want to know? Well, he’s not mentioned in Deadline‘s report at all, but presumably he’s still attached to play T.E. Lawrence aka Lawrence Of Arabia in the flick. We’ll likely find out soon enough as cameras will roll in December.

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Werner Herzog probably replaced Robert Pattinson with Damian Lewis and the producers told Deadline they could have this scoop, but could not mention that fact. Happens all the time. He probably replaced him for the simple reason that Pattinson cannot act.


Very excited about this pairing. Huge fans of both of them!


I don't get why Damian Lewis is the one who's getting roles in films when Claire Danes is the true star of Homeland. Seriously, why she's not getting anything?! Her performance in that show is phenomenal, it's the best female performance on television right now and dare I say, even better than recent Oscar winners..

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