First International Trailer for QUEEN OF THE DESERT with Nicole Kidman and Robert Pattinson

Nicole Kidman And Robert Pattinson

The first international trailer for Queen of the Desert with Nicole Kidman and Robert Pattinson provides our first real look at the Werner Herzog‘s latest film.

The new historical flick premiered in competition at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival in February. Co-starring James Franco and “Homeland” actor Damian Lewis, it is a real life story of Gertrude Bell (Kidman), a British explorer and political officer, who made her influence known in the Middle East during the 1920s.

Watch the first trailer and poster below.

So Gertrude was a man eater? Uhm… Nevermind. I know it was not received well in Berlin. In fact, this could be epic and Hollywood style biopic. Atlas Distribution Co. will reportedly release Queen of the Desert in late September.

Nicole Kidman And Werner Herzog

The film tells the story of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) who, as historian, novelist and member of the British secret service, played a decisive role around 1920 in setting the course for the new political order in the Middle East. As an educated young woman, for whom no suitable husband can be found in England, she journeys to Tehran. After a tragic love affair with diplomat and inveterate gambler Henry Cadogan, she decides to give up on her private life and discover the region as an explorer. Before the backdrop of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire she learns languages, translates literature, meets with Muslim dignitaries in Cairo, Basra and Baghdad and earns their trust through her pluck and respect. Predestined to be a mediator between the Orient and the British Empire, she contributes to defining the new borders in the region after the First World War. And then love enters her life once again. Werner Herzog uses the vast desert landscapes to depict the architecture of his characters’ souls. A panoramic epic about the woman who has gone down in history as ‘the female Lawrence of Arabia’.