Production on Werner Herzog’s next project, Queen of the Desert, began in Morocco this week but the main cast won’t start shooting until January.
The movie follows the life of Gertrude Bell, “a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.”
Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, and Damian Lewis are set to star.
Lewis recently discussed the project with Entertainment Weekly, saying, “I’m about to go work with Werner Herzog, [the film] Queen of the Desert, with Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson and myself. We’re going to shoot that in Morocco in January.”
Queen of the Desert will hit theaters in 2015.