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The Happy Hooker Sequel Director Responsible for Desert Warrior, Later Transmogrified into Islamophobic video

15 September 2012 7:43 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Innocence of Muslims / 'Desert Warrior' director Alan Roberts best-known for '70s soft-core porn The polemical anti-Islam "film" (actually, a cheap, grade Z amateur video), now has not only a producer, but also a director. The "Israeli entrepreneur Sam Bacile" has been exposed as the Egyptian Coptic Christian Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who allegedly misled all (or most) involved in the production. And Gawker has reported that Alan Roberts aka Robert Brownell, the director of a handful of softcore porn movies in the '70s and early '80s, helmed "Desert Warrior," a cheesy Arabian adventure that was to become -- following some sloppy overdubbing -- Innocence of Muslims. Besides the now infamous Islamophobic YouTube sensation, which has been blamed for riots in several Muslim countries from Tunisia to Pakistan, Alan Roberts' movie credits include several now long forgotten titles. (Please scroll down for more details.) Alan Roberts also produced several little-known movies, »

- Andre Soares

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Actors Claim to Have Been Duped into Appearing in Rabidly Anti-Islam 'Film'

14 September 2012 5:14 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Innocence of Muslims: Cast and crew repudiate rabidly anti-Islam 'film' An amateurish, rabidly anti-Islam 'film' -- actually, more like a homemade video made three decades ago -- whose Arabic-dubbed version was initially blamed for this week's attacks by Muslim fanatics against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Muslims was initially called "Desert Warrior." (Photo: Actor purportedly as Islam's prophet Mohammad.) According to 80 cast and crew members of the film, they thought "Desert Warrior" was going to be an adventure flick set in Biblical times. Indeed, the movie's casting notice on Backstage calls it a "historical Arabian Desert adventure film." Below is the statement submitted to CNN on behalf of those who worked on what eventually became Innocence of Muslims. (Please scroll down to check out: Innocence of Muslims creator: Coptic Christian involved in meth manufacture, bank fraud.) "The entire cast and crew »

- Andre Soares

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My Favorite Movie: Leelee Sobieski

8 September 2012 9:00 AM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

"I don't know if I can pick just one; there are so many great movies, and I love them all for different reasons. But there are definitely some that stand out.

"'Lawrence of Arabia' is definitely near the top of the list. I love Peter O'Toole and how epic it is. It draws you in and that story becomes the world while you are watching it. The landscapes, and the story, it just really stands out. I've watched it, I don't know how many times.

"I also love 'It Happened One Night' because of how romantic it is. I mean, Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert — what an amazing pair.

"And then there's 'Cry-Baby,' directed by John Waters. It was my absolute favorite when I was a little girl. For a 12-year-old girl, Johnny Depp was just so dreamy! I couldn't get over it. His performance was incredible. »

- Elizabeth Durand

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Watch The New Trailer For The Lawrence Of Arabia 4K Restoration

31 August 2012 2:04 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In a way, we actually got a 3D conversion of David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia this summer. In Ridley Scott's Prometheus the android David (played by Michael Fassbender) watches the movie and molds his personality around it, even going as far as to part his hair the same way that Peter O'Toole does in the film. While we didn't get to see much of the 1963 Best Picture winner in the sci-fi story, it was great to see it on the big screen again, particularly because of how it had been restored. And now it looks like the UK is going to get a full dose of it. To celebrate the movie's 50th anniversary, a 4K restoration of the original film print has been made and in advance of the upcoming Blu-ray, which will be hitting shelves November 13th, the movie will be getting a limited release on October 4th. »

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Holy-wood: the film industry's new passion for Christ

24 August 2012 9:46 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

With Russell Crowe playing Noah, Paul Verhoeven bringing us Jesus and Warner Bros tackling Moses, the movies are well and truly back in the good book

The good book is back in showbiz. Darren Aronofsky has a bearded Russell Crowe for Noah. The documentary Bible Quiz is in post-production. Will Smith's directorial debut will be Cain and Abel (reportedly with a vampire twist). Paul Verhoeven's Jesus of Nazareth has its finance in place. Justin Theroux is rewriting Swear to God – a comedy about a hedge-fund manager who has seen the Almighty. Ridley Scott, Warner Bros – with a rumour of Spielberg directing – and the Chernin Entertainment Company all have Moses movies. Mary Mother of Christ, a film about the life of Jesus up to age 12, is currently prepping, as is Langston Hughes's Black Nativity, with a cast of Samuel L Jackson, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson. And earlier this week, »

- Karen Krizanovich

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Robert Pattinson Lines Up Interesting Future Projects

18 August 2012 10:49 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

David Cronenberg's latest film, "Cosmopolis," is certainly a departure for Robert Pattinson, and the actor plans to continue that trend with his next few project, which include "The Rover" from "Animal Kingdom" director David Michôd, a modern combat film "Mission: Blacklist," and most recently, playing T.E. Lawrence in Werner Herzog's "Queen of the Desert."

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When Pattinson sat down with MTV News' Josh Horowitz during "MTV First," he opened up about his future projects.

"It came out of nowhere," Pattinson said about Herzog's "Queen of the Desert." While he's taking up the mantle from Peter O'Toole, don't expect any direct comparisons. "I met [Herzog] ages ago, and then it suddenly came out. It's different; it's a really different Lawrence. It's a cool... I didn't really know that much."

Pattinson was largely unfamiliar with the story and even cinematic history of the iconic figure. "I hadn't even seen 'Lawrence of Arabia »

- Kevin P. Sullivan

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Close up: Robert Pattinson: new Peter O'Toole?

16 August 2012 8:34 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Catch up with the last seven days in the world of film

The big story

Robert Pattinson has signed on to play Te Lawrence – better known as Lawrence of Arabia – in Queen of the Desert, a new film by Werner Herzog.

Unlike David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia, which featured an Oscar-nominated performance from Peter O'Toole in the title role, Herzog's film will be a biopic of the formidable Middle East adventurer Gertrude Bell, often described as "the female Lawrence of Arabia."

Naomi Watts will be taking the lead role – but is Pattinson a suitable choice to follow in O'Toole's footsteps? Responses from Guardian readers have ranged from the dismissive to the cautiously optimistic. However, judging by R-Patz's reticent turn on the celeb circuit this week - see 'Robert Pattinson's press gigs include ice cream, cereal and not much else' – he's got quite a way to go if »

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Robert Pattinson to play Lawrence of Arabia

15 August 2012 5:16 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Twilight star joins cast of Queen of the Desert, Werner Herzog's biopic of Middle East adventurer Gertrude Bell

Robert Pattinson is to take another giant leap away from the mainstream after signing on to play Te Lawrence – better known as Lawrence of Arabia. Pattinson will feature in a forthcoming biopic, by the German director Werner Herzog, of the formidable Middle East adventurer Gertrude Bell entitled Queen of the Desert.

Pattinson, best known for the Twilight films but currently drawing strong reviews for his turn as a billionaire financier in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, finds himself stepping into some weighty shoes. The most famous portrayal of Lawrence is Peter O'Toole's Oscar-nominated performance in David Lean's 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia.

Yet Pattinson's Lawrence looks set to play second-fiddle in Herzog's production, which instead focuses on the life and times of Bell. Naomi Watts has already signed up to play Bell, »

- Ben Child

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The Odd, Wonderful Life Of Timothy Green's Odeya Rush

15 August 2012 10:04 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

15-year old Israeli actress Odeya Rush describes her life as "odd", "crazy", as well as "wonderful". Starring as Joni Jerome in the Disney summer movie The Odd Life of Timothy Green, it's easy to see why.

Not only does she have two older brothers and two sets of younger twin brothers, but also, Odeya moved from Israel to America at the age of nine to pursue her dreams of acting. No wonder she also sums up her life as "hectic" and "outrageous".

"Because it was a smaller country and where I lived, everyone knew everyone, I was able to take the public bus to school in first grade," Odeya explained about her life in Israel. "For me, I feel much more protected in Israel."

Her first impression of America reminded her of a Barbie-doll dream setting.

"I moved to Alabama first," she reflected. "I used to watch "Lizzie McGuire" when »

- cassandrahsiao@hotmail.com (Star Reporter Cassandra)

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Robert Pattinson Looking to Join Naomi Watts in Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert

15 August 2012 9:46 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Robert Pattinson is putting his Twilight days behind him...by pulling a Peter O'Toole? After starring for director David Cronenberg in Cosmopolis, which hits theaters Friday, E! News has learned the British heartthrob is now setting his sights on his most challenging role to date: playing a young T.E. Lawrence opposite Naomi Watts in Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert. A rep for the film's producer, Nick Raslan, confirmed that Pattinson has been offered the part in a biopic about famed English writer Gertrude Bell that chronicles her days as a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and political attaché for the British Empire in the early 20th century. Lawrence, of »

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Robert Pattinson Joining Naomi Watts in Queen of the Desert

15 August 2012 8:56 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Robert Pattinson has reportedly landed a role Peter O'Toole is familiar with in Werner Herzog's upcoming period flick Queen of the Desert. He will co-star alongside previously cast Naomi Watts.

According to Variety, Pattinson is already locked in to star as T.E. Lawrence, the British Army Officer who would later become known as Lawrence of Arabia from his writing. The 1962 David Lead film Lawrence of Arabia starring Peter O'Toole is based on T.E. Lawrence, and Pattinson would be walking in the footsteps of O'Toole's performance.

Queen of the Desert will focus on and serve as a biopic of Gertrude Bell (Watts) who, prior to Lawrence's international fame days, was his good friend. She was one of the first women to graduate from Harvard and traveled the Middle East as a cartographer and explorer. Her work with Lawrence would help define the borders between Jordan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. She »

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Robert Pattinson is Young Lawrence of Arabia in Queen of the Desert

14 August 2012 6:05 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Robert Pattinson has joined the cast of Werner Herzog's "Queen of the Desert," which will star Naomi Watts as English writer Gertrude Bell. The movie will chronicle Bell's life as she traveled through the Middle East, defining the borders of Iraq, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Pattinson is attached to play T.E. Lawrence, a British Army officer whose writing earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia, on whom David Lean's classic 1962 epic is based. Lawrence was a good friend to Bell over the years, as the duo helped establish the Hashemite dynasties in Jordan and Iraq. Peter O'Toole portrayed the explorer in the 1962 classic "Lawrence of Arabia." The new movie will begin shooting in the fall in Jordan and England. »

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In The Works: Pattinson Lands Lawrence of Arabia Role in Herzog's Gertrude Bell Biopic, Starring Naomi Watts, Talks to Jon Stewart

14 August 2012 2:13 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Good news for Robert Pattinson. He's set to play a young T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) in Werner Herzog's "Queen of the Desert."  Naomi Watts will co-star as Gertrude Bell in Herzog's biopic, which is set to kick off production this fall. The movie follows Bell's life as a writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and political attache for the British Empire. Army officer Lawrence was a close friend of Bell's;  the pair helped to establish the Hashemite dynasties in Jordan and Iraq. Lawrence's writings were brought to life in the 1962 David Lean epic starring Peter O'Toole, who took the role very blond. Pattinson will hopefully retain his signature dark locks. The actoir stars in David Cronenberg's Cannes entry "Cosmopolis," which is sure to divide audiences as it has critics when it opens August 17. The final installment of Pattinson's "Twilight" years lands November 16. In advance of both, »

- Sophia Savage

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Robert Pattinson Is Lawrence of Arabia

14 August 2012 2:06 PM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

When film fans think of "Lawrence of Arabia," they automatically think of star Peter O'Toole, who earned an Oscar nomination in 1962 for his instantly iconic portrayal of British hero T.E. Lawrence. O'Toole is and forever will be Lawrence of Arabia. So with that in mind, well, it would take a pretty darn ballsy actor to step into those shoes, right?

Well, no matter what else you might be able to say about Robert Pattinson, never let it be said that he's afraid to take on a challenge, as according to Variety, the "Twilight" star has signed on to play Lawrence in the upcoming Werner Herzog film "Queen of the Desert."

It's just the latest high profile role Pattinson has taken in a low-budget film, as he continues to seek out top notch directors to work with. This week, of course, "Cosmopolis" comes out, featuring his collaboration with David Cronenberg. And »

- Scott Harris

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Robert Pattinson to Play Lawrence of Arabia

14 August 2012 1:38 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Robert Pattinson isn't letting the recent scandal slow down his career.

Video: Robert Pattinson's First Post-Scandal Interview

Variety reports that the actor, whose latest film Cosmopolis opens in limited release on Friday, is now attached to play British Army officer T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) in the upcoming indie flick, Queen of the Desert.

Naomi Watts stars in the movie as English writer Gertrude Bell, who helped define the borders of Iraq, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. The film chronicles Bell's life as an archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and political attache for Great Britain.

Lawrence and Bell became close friends as they worked in the Middle East, establishing the Hashemite dynasties in Jordan and Iraq.

T.E. Lawrence was famously played by Peter O'Toole in David Lean's 1962 classic based on the life of the man whose writing made him a household name. »

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Robert Pattinson To Play Lawrence Of Arabia (Report)

14 August 2012 1:16 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Robert Pattinson is set to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Peter O'Toole, by playing Lawrence of Arabia.

The "Cosmopolis" star will star alongside Naomi Watts in "Queen of the Desert," Variety reported on Tuesday.

The movie, from Werner Herzog, focuses on English writer Gertrude Bell, played by Naomi.

Robert will play T.E. Lawrence, a British officer, who became known as Lawrence of Arabia.

According to the trade mag, production on the film begins in the fall.

Naomi is currently shooting "Diana," where she stars as the late Princess Diana.

Copyright 2012 »

- nobody@accesshollywood.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Red Dawn movie trailer

10 August 2012 6:50 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Trailer for Red Dawn, starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Adrianne Palicki and Josh Hutcherson Yahoo Movies has premiered the trailer for FilmDistrict's eagerly-anticipated reboot of war drama Red Dawn. The film opens in theaters on November 21st, 2012 under the helm of Dan Bradley, a second unit director on the effective 1998 horror Phantoms starring Ben Affleck, Peter O'Toole and Rose McGowan. I was a big fan of the original, so I'm curious how this new film will turn out with Thor and Avengers star Chris Hemsworth leading. In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek »

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Red Dawn movie trailer

10 August 2012 6:50 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Trailer for Red Dawn, starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Adrianne Palicki and Josh Hutcherson Yahoo Movies has premiered the trailer for FilmDistrict's eagerly-anticipated reboot of war drama Red Dawn. The film opens in theaters on November 21st, 2012 under the helm of Dan Bradley, a second unit director on the effective 1998 horror Phantoms starring Ben Affleck, Peter O'Toole and Rose McGowan. I was a big fan of the original, so I'm curious how this new film will turn out with Thor and Avengers star Chris Hemsworth leading. In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek »

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The 5 Best Bob Hoskins Performances

9 August 2012 10:43 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For many actors, there is no such word as "retirement." While there are big names who slip away from the movie business to do other things, or simply enjoy time off as they head into their twilight years -- Gene Hackman and Peter O'Toole being among the recent examples -- those feel like the exception, rather than the rule. But unfortunately, the great British character actor Bob Hoskins has been forced to step away from the limelight. The actor, who started out in the theater before working for thirty years in the movies both at home and in Hollywood, announced yesterday that, sadly, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease last fall, at the age of 69, and is now stepping away from acting in order to spend time with his family. As it stands, this summer's "Snow White & The Huntsman" is his last film. Hoskins was never of the physical type to be an A-lister, »

- The Playlist Staff

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Bob Hoskins Is Retiring from Acting

8 August 2012 10:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bob Hoskins, who has entertained audiences in lovable mug roles for some four decades, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and is retiring from acting, the 69-year-old announced through his agent on Wednesday. "He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career," said the rep's statement, according to a BBC report. "Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family," the statement continued, "and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time." In addition to his wife Linda, »

- Stephen M. Silverman

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