Robert Pattinson Cast as Lawrence of Arabia in 'Queen of the Desert'


Robert Pattinson


Snatching his first big screen role amid his ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart's scandal, Rob is set to star opposite Naomi Watts who has been cast as Gertrude Bell.

Robert Pattinson has scored his first big screen role amid his headline-grabbing romance woe with Kristen Stewart. The Edward Cullen of the "Twilight Saga" film series has just snatched a part in Werner Herzog's indie pic "Queen of the Desert", Variety reports.

The British heartthrob, who will soon be seen in David Cronenber's "Cosmopolis", is tapped to tackle the role of T.E. Lawrence. He's a British Army officer famously known as Lawrence of Arabia and is a good friend to notable English writer Gertrude Bell. Together, the two helped establish the Hashemite dynasties in Jordan and Iraq.

Rob joins Naomi Watts, who has been cast as Gertrude. As for the film itself, it will follow Gertrude's life as a writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and political attache for the British Empire. She graduated from Oxford at the turn of the 20th century and later traveled through the Middle East.

Serving as the producers are Cassian Elwes and Nick Raslan. Herzog is expected to kick off the lensing in late fall.

In additon to "Queen of the Desert", Rob has scored roles in some other indie flicks. They include "The Rover", a car thief thriller which also stars Guy Pearce, and "Mission: Blacklist", another thriller which follows the hunt for former Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein.

© AceShowbiz.com


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