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Nicole Kidman Replaces Naomi Watts in 'Queen of the Desert'?

Nicole Kidman Replaces Naomi Watts in 'Queen of the Desert'?

Nicole Kidman is reportedly in talks to replace Naomi Watts in the upcoming movie Queen of the Desert, according to Deadline.

The 46-year-old actress would take on the role of early 20th century explorer Gertrude Bell, who is “credited with helping to catalyze the formation of the Middle East,” alongside James Franco and Robert Pattinson.

No word on why Naomi, who is very good friends with Nicole, is exiting the film yet.

Pictured inside: Naomi and her kids Sasha, 6, and Samuel, 4, playing in the park Jardin du Luxembourg on Saturday (September 7) in Paris, France. That same day, Naomi‘s longtime partner Liev Schreiber was seen attending the 2013 U.S. Open in New York City.

15+ pictures inside of Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber out and about…

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Posted to: Celebrity Babies, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Nicole Kidman, Samuel Schreiber, Sasha Schreiber

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32 Comments

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# 1

Nicole Kidman = too much plastic surgery.

# 2

Nicole Kidman is a far better actress than Naomi Watts. Her performances in Dogville, The Others, Birth, To Die For, Moulin Rouge, Rabbit Hole, The Hours or The Paperboy are much better than anything Watts has ever done (and yes, that includes Mulholland Drive).

# 3

@Karen: Plastic surgery or not, she looks fantastic these days. Beautiful and happy. And she keeps on giving great performances.

# 4

She would be fantastic in this role!!

# 5

@Jimmy P: @Jimmy P: No, she’s not a better actress.

Is that you, Nicole?

# 6

@Frozoid: Nope. I’m just a movie fan.

# 7

Don’t do it. Guaranteed flop with Kidman in it.

# 8

Nicole is better than Naomi imo

# 9

@Calle: “Movie 43″, “Adore”, “Diana”… Naomi Watts is the queen of flops this year.

@Jimmy P: My comeback to you is The Impossible. When was the last time Kidman did something this good? Like years. If ever.

No need to pit one against the other. They are both fine actresses and very good friends.

Liev is such a player. An embarrassment for Naomi.

I think that Naomi’s disaster as Princess Diana and Nicole’s very good reviews for ‘The Rail Way Man’ , (even though the movie wasn’t accepted that well) may have had something to do with the change in leading ladies.

Urgent Memo:
To: ‘Queen of the Desert’ CASTING AGENT

Have you gone MAD?? Kidman will sink the film before it even gets off the ground. SHE CANNOT ACT.

Giving them hope @ 09/08/2013 at 7:10 pm

I’d stop writing pointless memos Sue and check on your son’s balls.

Starring Nicole Kidman as the “Botoxed Queen of the Desert”

‘Granny of the Desert’

Raddatz Jr @ 09/08/2013 at 10:23 pm

Is that you Mommy? Bring the flashlight again!

Why nicole look like she mother of Naomi ?

Adore bombed with less 2000 per screen average at the box office this week, even Nicole Kidman films don’t do that badly. Movie 43 and Diana will sweep the razzies, with Naomi getting the elusive double razzie nominations of worst actress and worst supporting actress.

Sunlight JR is going straight to DVD.

Lol, Naomi Watts fans get eat a slice of humble pie.

@Luigi:

My comeback to you is the impossible was not a Naomi Watts film, she was in a coma for 3/4 the movie. Lol!

@tan: Offensive racist idiot with fake pidgin english comments. You’re a real class act.

@Randy: Naomi is a fine actress who has made some bad script choices as of late. No need to pit her against Nicole or fans against each other.

Not buying it @ 09/09/2013 at 5:01 pm

So let me get this straight. 35 year old Franco will play the love interest of 46 year OLD fish lips? Can’t wait for this casting disaster.

Belle Plaine = B.F.E. @ 09/09/2013 at 5:26 pm

Don’t worry, nobody with any clout in the movie business cares that you don’t buy it.

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