Jude Law Added to Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert”

By Kirsten Anderson Casting

Jude Law signs up for another period pic.

Jude Law, busy as usual, has joined the cast of Werner Herzog’s Gertrude Bell biopic, “Queen of the Desert.” Naomi Watts and Robert Pattinson are already set to star.

Here’s the press release:

LOS ANGELES November 2, 2012 – Academy Award® nominee Jude Law has joined Oscar® nominee Naomi Watts and Robert Pattinson in QUEEN OF THE DESERT, a period drama written and directed by Academy Award nominee Werner Herzog. Nick Raslan will produce via his Palmyra Films banner along with Cassian Elwes and Michael Benaroya. Benaroya’s Benaroya Pictures banner will finance the film. Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales and will make it available to buyers during this year’s American Film Market.

The film stars Naomi Watts as Gertrude Bell, an explorer, writer, archeologist and attaché for the British Empire, who is credited with helping to catalyze the formation of the Middle East at the dawn of the 20th century. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in Morocco in March 2013.

Jude Law is represented by Julian Belfrage Associates and WME.

No word on who Law will play. He’ll be seen on screen this month in “Anna Karenina,” and heard on screen as one of the voices in “Rise of the Guardians.” Then he’s got Steven Soderbergh’s “Side Effects” out in 2013. He’s filming “Dom Hemingway” and then will do “The Grand Budapest Hotel” for Wes Anderson. As I said, busy as usual.

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