Queen of the Desert


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July 13, 2016


Werner Herzog talks about 'Queen of the Desert' and the release of the movie in the USA during REDDIT Q&A - July 12th 2016:

Question: Do you have any idea when Queen of the Desert will get a US release?

Herzog: Unfortunately I donít. There was a problem between the production company and the studio. The film reverted back to the production company after there was some disagreement over money and all sorts of things. Hopefully by the end of the year it will be time. I has been shown in some countries, Germany for example. It should be out in theaters. Iím anxious to see it on screen.

Question: Why did you choose to focus on Gertrude Bellís personal life/romances in Queen of the Desert?

Herzog: Yeah, that was a very clear decision not to create a biopic. You see biopics normally do not work when in movies. Of course there are exceptions, for example Gandhi. Audiences would see a biopic letís say on television but in this case it was a big epic feature film that I wanted to have on big screens and I was very fascinated by the emotional life of Gertrude Bell, I was interested in the tragedy of her love stories, I was interested in her poetry. A lot of the film is about poetry and translating poetry. Itís a lot about solitude, itís a lot about empty spaces, itís a lot about music. These elements are more interesting than just a simple biopic. That has created some controversy but I must say I donít really care, I believe the film is beautiful as it is. We have phenomenal acting in it, Nicole Kidman and some of her great male stars like Robert Pattinson, James Franco, and Damian Lewis. Itís a film that set itís course from the very beginning, donít do a biopic, go for whatís much more fascinating.


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October 17, 2015


Queen of the Desert producer Cassian Elwes
talks about Robert Pattinson

RPWW: How did you get involved in producing Queen of the Desert?

Cassian Elwes: Iím a huge fan of Werner Herzogís films and literally chased him around for a year to let me be involved in Queen of the Desert.

RPWW: Lawrence of Arabia has been played by big names before (Peter OíToole most often comes to mind). Why do you think Werner Herzog chose Robert Pattinson to take on such a big responsibility and how do you find he did in this role?

CE: We specifically didnít want to repeat Lawrence so he wanted someone very different from OíToole, a young man who would be confident, appealing to other young people, and at the same time a confident actor. Pattinson has a large following and for sure theyíve never seen him play a part like this. He was in the moment he heard Herzog wanted him. He was Wernerís first choice.

RPWW: Do you have a fond memory of working with Robert Pattinson (i.e. on-set work, meetings behind the scenes)?

CE: Heís actually pretty shy but heís very talented and gave everything he had.

RPWW: Do you recall any feedback you heard from Werner Herzog regarding Robert Pattinsonís performance in Queen of the Desert?

CE: Werner absolutely loved working with him and would do it again in a second. And heís wonderful in the movie.

RPWW: Why should people go see Queen of the Desert?

CE: Itís a very romantic vision of the Middle East in this terrible moment of modern strife in the area and reminds us that these are a proud and noble people with a rich history. Perhaps in its own way it may soften peopleís stance to these poor refugees understanding that they are not all extremists but in fact humans who need our help.

Read the whole interview at
Pattinson Worldwide

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October 17, 2015



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July 27, 2015


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July 27, 2015


new still from 'Queen of the Desert'



July 27, 2015


Robert Pattinson as T.E. Lawrence
Stills from the ĎQueen of the Desertí trailer

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July 3rd, 2015


Scenes from the new trailer

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July 3rd, 2015


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July 3rd, 2015


A new Lawrence of Arabia

Another legendary character that appears in this film is T.E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, played by Robert Pattinson. ďI needed an Englishman, who still has the air of a schoolboy, but who is very intelligent. He plays Lawrence of Arabia, but at age 22, on an archaeological siteÖPattinson is very good in this role. He is an intelligent man and the choice was quite naturalĒ, says Herzog of casting Pattinson. (translated from French article)

Of his portrayal of Lawrence, Pattinson explains, ďItís sort of close to the real guy, itís certainly not LAWRENCE OF ARABIA-like. At the same time the guy was really small and Iím not physically right for the part, but I think I have quite a good handle of who he is.Ē Unlike LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, this film is not focused on T.E. Lawrence as the main character. Pattinson shares his thoughts on having a minor role: ďThe filmís about Gertrude Bell, itís really not about making LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. Itís quite nice doing small parts. Then the film isnít totally reliant on what I do in it, so I get to work with who I want to work withĒ. (from Independent article)

He also shares about working with director Werner Herzog, ďItís insane because he wrote the script as well and itís one of the most difficult scripts Iíve ever read. Wernerís great. Heís exactly what youíd expect. Heís got so many amazing stories. Heís got insane confidence as well. I think thatís where all his creativity comes from. Heís got 100% belief in himselfĒ. (from Indiewire Blog)

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June 17, 2015


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June 14, 2015


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June 14, 2015


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June 14, 2015


Rob as Lawrence of Arabia

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June 13, 2015


HQ Stills with Rob



June 12, 2015


First Official Poster



May 12, 2015
Cassian Elves:

May 12, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter:
'Queen of the Desert' picked
up by Atlas Distribution Co.;
set for a limited release in late September

February 6, 2015
'Queen of the Desert'
World Premiere
at the German Berlin Film Festival
See BERLINALE for photos and details.

Robert Pattinson was not attending.

The Playlist:
'Queen of the Desert' First Look & Stills
- January 14, 2015

Nov 25, 2014:

Little White Lies magazine:
Robert talks about
working with Werner Herzog

Producer Cassian Elwes - August 11, 2014:
'Queen of the Desert'
not ready for a release yet


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