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Robert Pattinson: 'Queen of the Desert' with Naomi Watts?

Robert Pattinson: 'Queen of the Desert' with Naomi Watts?

Robert Pattinson sports a hoodie and cap as he makes his way into his hotel on Tuesday night (August 14) in New York City.

The 26-year-old actor has reportedly landed a role as Lawrence of Arabia opposite Naomi Watts in the upcoming film Queen of the Desert, according to Variety.

Naomi will play Gertrude Bell, “a writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and political attache for the British Empire. [She was] one of the first women to graduate from Oxford at the turn of the 20th century and traveled through the Middle East, defining the borders of Iraq, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.”

Rob will play T.E. Lawrence, “a British Army officer whose writing earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia, on whom David Lean‘s classic 1962 epic is based. Lawrence was a good friend to Bell over the years, as the duo helped establish the Hashemite dynasties in Jordan and Iraq.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Robert Pattinson’s role in Queen of the Desert?

FYI: Robert is wearing Levi‘s.

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  • Lauren

    From Cronenberg to Herzog and Michod. Love to see Rob doing so well.

  • http://Justjarde Jack

    Naomi watts take the role from angelina . Poor Angie

  • ha

    it’s all enough to send KStew into a major crack-up
    1 padded room please

  • sweetness

    naomi is boring

  • Din

    OK I have to say this..He looks so much more clean and groomed ever since the cheating thing.

  • barf

    Lawrence of Arabia..dear god no! This boring twilight actor and isn’t Naomi Watts twice his age??

  • Lailah

    Robert Pattinson can get it.

  • creed

    wait a minute. Is this the Ridley Scott version that was suppossed to star Angelina Jolie? wtf? Why make 2 biopics when one is going to be clearly superior.

  • stop your madness LOL


    Good try BUT Angelina has not signed to do this film or any other but the one she is now filming, Maleficent. She had expressed an interest in Gertrude Bell in the past with Ridley Scott as a possible director BUT again the truth is that talk is all there was and is as to them working on a possible film on this amazing woman’s life…….

    79 year old RidleyS has a full plate shooting TC right now in the UK, an upcoming Blade Runner sequel, and a Prometheus sequel.

    So no, Naomi is not taking one thing from anyone, she has been attached to this film for over a year with this director and the funding for this film has also been in place for a year or more. Glad for Rob to take on this role.

    Just the facts for a fact challenged know nothing.

    Know you will keep on trying to thrown mud but your slander pot is full of empty!!!!

  • lolz

    Whoa it looks looks like that more BLESSINGS keeps pouring him in… soo unlike w/ his ex KPIGstew huh?!

  • stop your madness LOL


    No the rumored Ridley Scott film is just that, a rumor, nothing more. Like the Ridley Scott rumored Gucci film which equaled nothing but talk.

    This is an entirely different film with a different director that was announced over a year ago.

  • Lea

    He looks absolutely miserable and sad! He never said it was officially over between them, but it’s sosad that she is getting all the heat and not that stupid producer you made vows with his wife to forever be here’s and here’s alone. He took advantage of her youth, inexperience, and vulnerability. Nothing is wrong with forgiveness, it takes a strong person to forgive…..

  • Annika

    Good for him :) Sounds like he’s going to be very busy.

  • Lou

    Carry on Rob! I Love YOU

  • juju

    creed @ 08/14/2012 at 10:46 pm
    there r 2 Gertrude Bell films being developed
    one from Ridley Scott w/ angelina jolie in mind
    n other from Werner Herzog w/ Naomi Watts
    2 different films about the same woman
    Naomi Watts is developing his w/ and for Angelina
    but the script is not even finish yet

  • juju

    Naomi Watts is developing his w/ and for Angelina = Ridley Scott is developing his w/ and for Angelina

  • WTMF

    @Lea: He didn’t take advantage of her, she’s not some naive teenager. She’s a 22 year old ADULT. They both made choices. She chose to pick him up in her car. He chose to get in the car. He chose to cheat on his wife & she chose to cheat on her boyfriend. Both are equally at fault, don’t use her age as an excuse, because it’s not. And before you ask if I’ve ever made a ‘mistake’,or bad decisions yes I have, none of which have caused anyone’s family to break up.

    Good for you Rob! I wish you the best.

  • Anna

    Naomi is a much better actress than Angelina. Check 21 Grams if you have any doubts. This is a big thing for Rob. Peter O’Toole became legendary in this character. He will be good.

  • http://Justjarde Jack

    stop your madness LOL @ 08/14/2012 at

    Are you mad ?????

  • stop your madness LOL


    I don’t know that RidleyScott is actually actively developing this with Angelina Jolie. Both have spoken of talking about it BUT it is a huge IF at this time if this will go any further than being discussed. As I commented earlier Ridley Scott has a couple of films actually funded with some form of scripts already being written that he has said are his next projects.

    Ridley always has lots of things he is thinking about and talking about but most are still on his back burner like this possible future project with Angelina Jolie.

    As far as I am aware Jolie has said she has not signed up for any other projects after Maleficent at this time, well other than KFP out in 2016.

    Rob ought to do well in this film as he has some acting chops and this will let him expand his talent even more with another great director.

  • stop your madness LOL


    Nope, no madness here, LOL. Just a film researcher of sorts who likes facts not fiction when talking about film projects.

    And you, you got your erroneous info from where might I ask? Did it just drop down from the clouds? Or Beam from the moon?

  • Jess

    go Rob! so much Job going on.. but don’t be an addicted to work <3

  • There’s still GOD…

    … that RPatts keeps on getting more & more acting jobs & KChoochoo keeps on dropping & losing em’ all…

  • Jess

    oh i think he is more skinny…

  • KissThis

    I would love to see him star in as many films as possible and all genres. The man is so amazingly talented, can never get tired of him!

  • amanda

    shaved……but still bothered

  • Lies u tell

    @Jack: Plz I’d pass on any movie with this guy in it.He sucks as an actor

  • Aussie Surfer

    This man is so amazingly talented?😝👎💩💀Ah, Ha! Sure he is!

  • Lies u tell

    @There’s still GOD…: quality over quantity

  • Guest


    He’s promoting. He always cleans up for promotion. Geez!

  • sookie

    @There’s still GOD…: lol KChoochoo what a name..

  • Cookie Covey

    Peter O Tool was almost as handsome/beautiful as Rob. I hope to be able to see the movie.. but since Rob seems to want to be an actor not a movie star and keeps signing for small indies not Marvel Comics block busters it may be hard to find.

  • Reese

    I feel so sad for him. Rob is such a private person and he was already hounded by paps due to his twilight fame, but now its doubled because of Kristen’s very public cheating and apology. I hope he finds a loyal girlfriend just like he was a loyal boyfriend. Just can’t believe how she could mess things up with Rob especially with someone so older than her. Unbelievable!

  • kami

    he’d been looking really good lately. better than i’ve ever seen him. and he’s getting good roles. i loved peter o’tool as lawrence of arabia.

  • http://@1dfansksa yara

    can u come to saudi arabia u have big fans here


  • James St James

    He seems really down to earth and normal. And not in the way his ***** ex girlfriend is. He’s much different I think.

  • cute

    Rob looks great. Wish him all the best. The NYTimes talk with him last night went really well and was very interesting. Hopefully this tabloid trash stuff will go away quickly.

  • dana

    he looks pissed!

  • Cleo

    I hope he will say goodbye to Kristen Stewart, and show the world that when somebody cheats, relation is over.

  • Tonia

    They could not have made a better choice than Robert Pattinson! Congrats to him!