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‘Homeland’ Star Damian Lewis Joins Nicole Kidman In Werner Herzog's ‘Queen Of The Desert’

by Kevin Jagernauth
October 21, 2013 5:18 PM
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Damian Lewis

Brit actor Damian Lewis has been in the game for a while now but it's probably fair to say that American audiences probably didn't pay much attention until he popped up as Nicholas Brody in Showtime's hit "Homeland." Now the Golden Globe and Emmy winning actor is using the bounce that that kind of hardware provides to book a gig working with Werner Herzog and Nicole Kidman.

The actor has come aboard the forever developing "Queen Of The Desert." The true story drama will follow Gertrude Bell (Kidman), the traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century who played a crucial role in the development of the Middle East as we know it. Lewis will play Lieutenant Colonel Charles Doughty-Wylie who has an affair with Bell. Hot.

But what about Robert Pattinson, you dedicated fans want to know? Well, he's not mentioned in Deadline's report at all, but presumably he's still attached to play T.E. Lawrence aka Lawrence Of Arabia in the flick. We'll likely find out soon enough as cameras will roll in December.

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  • DGardner | October 21, 2013 5:48 PMReply

    Werner Herzog probably replaced Robert Pattinson with Damian Lewis and the producers told Deadline they could have this scoop, but could not mention that fact. Happens all the time. He probably replaced him for the simple reason that Pattinson cannot act.

  • AZ | October 22, 2013 10:32 AM

    Yeah right Kidman can't act...Fool..

  • OD | October 22, 2013 7:17 AM

    True, Pattinson cannot act ... but neither can Kidman.

  • Sam120 | October 21, 2013 11:58 PM

    Why post something here when you obviously don't have the ability to comprehend text. Lewis' character is not the one Pattinson will be playing. Why are haters always so ignorant?

  • Michelle | October 21, 2013 6:22 PM

    They are playing different parts. Learn to read. She is the star no need to mention others in film for the article. And obviously Robert Pattinson can act as top directors want him...Cronenberg, Michod, Marsh, Herzog, and Corbijn to name a few.

  • S. Thomas | October 21, 2013 6:20 PM

    I heard he was dropped out too.

  • Alex | October 21, 2013 5:36 PMReply

    Very excited about this pairing. Huge fans of both of them!

  • P | October 21, 2013 5:32 PMReply

    I don't get why Damian Lewis is the one who's getting roles in films when Claire Danes is the true star of Homeland. Seriously, why she's not getting anything?! Her performance in that show is phenomenal, it's the best female performance on television right now and dare I say, even better than recent Oscar winners..

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