Robert Pattinson, of Twilight fame, is all set to play Lawrence of Arabia in Werner Herzog’s historical drama Queen of the Desert.
Pattinson will play TE Lawrence, a British Army officer, whose writing earned him international recognition under the name Lawrence of Arabia.
The 26-year-old actor has been cast as the male lead opposite Naomi Watts in the film about the life of revolutionary writer Gertrude Bell.
Naomi Watts plays the central role of the pioneering figure Gertrude, who was an author, archaeologist, explorer and political aide for the British Empire and who defined the borders of the Middle East. Gertrude was also one of the first women to graduate from Oxford University.