Watch: Werner Herzog's 'Queen of the Desert' International Trailer
"Every step in the desert, life and fire claim me… And I'm consumed." An international trailer has recently debuted for Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, the German filmmaker's latest fictional feature film, about Gertrude Bell. Not to be confused with The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, this "Queen of the Desert" was a very well-educated, vivacious, ambitious woman who became an important political player in the Middle East in the 1920s, helping establish the Hashemite dynasties in what is today Jordan as well as in Iraq. Nicole Kidman stars as Gertrude Bell, and James Franco and Robert Pattinson play two of her suitors. It's not the best film (it first premiered at Berlinale) but Bell is a very interesting person.
Here's the first international trailer for Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, found via The Film Stage:
The film tells the story of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) who, as historian, novelist and member of the British secret service, played a decisive role around 1920 in setting the course for the new political order in the Middle East. A chronicle of her life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century. The cast includes James Franco as Henry Cadogan, Robert Pattinson as T.E. Lawrence and Damian Lewis as Charles Doughty-Wylie. Queen of the Desert is written & directed by acclaimed German filmmaker Werner Herzog (Rescue Dawn). The film first premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. Atlas Co. will release Queen of the Desert in late September.