Robert Pattinson cast as Lawrence of Arabia in ‘Queen of the Desert’
LOS ANGELES, Aug 18 —Robert Pattinson from the Twilight saga joins Naomi Watts in the cast of a forthcoming biopic about English adventuress Gertrude Bell.
The plot will focus on Bell (played by Naomi Watts), an author, political activist, archeologist and British spy during World War I. She is mainly remembered for her crucial role in the creation of Iraq, alongside Lawrence of Arabia.
Robert Pattinson will play British army officer Lawrence of Arabia, a role that earned Peter O'Toole an Academy Award in 1962.
German director Werner Herzog hopes to start production this fall in England and Jordan, when the final chapter of the Twilight saga will be playing in theatres. Naomi Watts will hit European theaters in February 2013 in a Lady Diana biopic. — AFP-Relaxnews