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Known for making documentaries and feature films like 2006’s Rescue Dawn, writer, director, actor, producer Werner Herzog is in pre-production preparations as writer and director of a new project, Queen of the Desert. Nicole Kidman is set to star in the film when production is scheduled to begin in December. Herzog is looking to Damian Lewis to co-star. Lewis is the Golden Globe and Emmy award winning male lead of Showtime’s Homeland, Nicolas Brody. Lewis, a UK native would play Lieutenant Colonel Charles Doughty-Wylie, an unhappily married English war hero that engages in a turbulent affair with Gertrude Bell (Kidman), with whom he exchanges love letter with from 1913 – 1915 until he is killed in active duty at Gallipoli.

Bell, is the iconic 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. Damien Lewis will round out a cast that already features, not only Kidman, but James Franco, and Robert Pattinson, as well.

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