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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. »
- Gary Collinson
Nicole Kidman is featured in all her glory as Gertrude Bell in a new trailer for Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert,” a sweeping film about the early 20th century explorer who helped redraw the map of the Middle East following World War I. The emphasis in this clip is on sweep. Robert Pattinson plays Lawrence, Damian Lewis plays Charles Doughty-Wylie and James Franco plays Henry Cadogan. ...Read More »
Atlas Distribution plans a September 2015 release for Werner Herzog's portrait of British Intelligence officer and cartographer Gertrude Bell "Queen of the Desert." But don't expect an awards candidate here. Despite kudos for Nicole Kidman's performance as Bell, the romantic drama opened grimly at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival. Kidman stars as Bell opposite Robert Pattinson as T.E. Lawrence (better known as Lawrence of Arabia) and James Franco as British army officer Henry Cadogan. Kidman's buddy Naomi Watts was reportedly originally cast in the role of Bell before it went to fellow Aussie Kidman. Damian Lewis costars. Herzog penned and directed the $36 million epic, which wrapped in Spring 2014 (around the time when we hoped to see the film at his Telluride stomping grounds) and was shot in Morocco, Jordan and London. This is Herzog's first narrative feature since 2009's hilarious, acid entertainment "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" starring. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The gender gap in Hollywood may be something that is only now being openly discussed, but it has never really been much of a secret. While progress can be seen, slowly creeping into many genres, it is perhaps the biopic that seems to be desperately clinging on to an unconscious love of white men. Every year, we are bombarded with tales of heroic, interesting and complex men – towering historical figures that have shaped and influenced the world we live in. In fact, if you drew your information from cinema only, you could be forgiven for believing that women have contributed very little – such is the extent of erasure on display. You might even get quite excited about the latest film from writer-director Werner Herzog, titled Queen Of The Desert.
Starring Nicole Kidman, the film tells the story of Gertrude Bell, and her fascinating life spent travelling and working as a »
- Sarah Myles
"It is something that you in your world would never understand..." Atlas Distribution has debuted a new Us trailer for Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman as the legendary Gertrude Bell, who was an important figure in Middle East relations in the early 1900s. This isn't the first trailer we've featured, however the other trailer was an international version, this new one has a much more epic, Lawrence of Arabia-esque feel. Which is what they're really selling it like, with Robert Pattinson playing T.E. Lawrence and everything, but it's really a story about Bell's life. The cast includes James Franco, Damian Lewis and Jenny Agutter. This trailer does really give everything its got to try and sell tickets. Here's the official Us trailer for Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, found on Atlas' YouTube: The film tells the story of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) who, »
- Alex Billington
After several documentaries, Werner Herzog returns to narrative features this year with Queen of the Desert. Nicole Kidman stars as Gertrude Bell, an English explorer sometimes described as the “female Lawrence of Arabia.” Along with the male Lawrence of Arabia (played here by Robert Pattinson), she helped shape the Middle East region as we know […]
- Angie Han
Werner Herzog‘s first narrative feature in quite some time will finally be arriving this fall, following a premiere at Berlin this year. Queen of the Desert tracks the story of legendary cartographer Gertrude Bell, a diplomatic explorer, who negotiated with Arab nations and helped establish the countries of Iraq and Jordan. Led by Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, James Franco, and Damian […] »
- Jordan Raup
Similar to today's movies, even the trailers for them are getting too long as domestic distributor Atlas Distribution has released a three-plus minute trailer for Werner Herzog's new movie Queen of the Desert starring Nicole Kidman as historian, novelist and member of the British secret service, Gertrude Bell, who played a decisive role around 1920 in setting the course for the new political order in the Middle East. Along with Kidman, the film co-stars Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis and James Franco and as of right now does not have a planned release date as I expect Atlas will try and screen it at a couple of the upcoming Fall festivals before deciding where to ultimately place it. Give the trailer a watch below. sb id="1540441" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
There's no date yet for the U.S. release of Werner Herzog's "Queen Of The Desert," but with the domestic distributor Atlas unveiling an epic, 3-minute-plus new trailer, we imagine one is just around the corner. This promo is the best look yet at the sweeping period piece from the filmmaker, which is something different than we're used to from the auteur. Read More: Review: Werner Herzog's 'Queen Of The Desert' Starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, And Robert Pattinson Nicole Kidman leads the film as Gertrude Bell, a British explorer, traveler, archaeologist, and political officer who made her influence known in the Middle East during the 1920s, helping to shape its future. She's joined by James Franco, Damian Lewis, and Robert Pattinson in the historical drama and this lengthy synopsis have everything you need to know about the flick: A true story of the life of British explorer and adventurer, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Say what you like about Ashton Kutcher's Jobs movie, but it did hold one ace up its sleeve that the Danny Boyle-directed biopic doesn't - an actor who actually resembles the character they're playing.
We take a look at a handful of stars who don't look anything like the real-life people they played.
As brilliant an actor as the Shame star is, it's clear from the trailers for Danny Boyle's biopic that little has been done to make Fassbender look like the man he's portraying. Ashton Kutcher has him beat in that department (as does Noah Wyle if you go all the way back to Pirates of Silicon Valley), but with the talent involved here we're expecting Steve Jobs to be a cut above Jobs.
Intriguingly, prior to Fassbender's casting Christian Bale was circling the role before bowing out due to worries »
Fka twigs has been added to the Way Out West festival line-up. The 27-year-old musician will perform at the annual music festival alongside Grammy Award winner Angelique Kidjo in the latest round of acts to be added to the event. The 'Two Weeks' hitmaker - who recently got engaged to 'Twilight' actor Robert Pattinson - has joined the already star-studded line-up, which also features Florence + the Machine, The Pet Shop Boys, Caribou, Beck, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers and Ellie Goulding. Other acts to grace the festival's stages include singer/songwriter Patti Smith, Swedish sisters First Aid Kit, 'King' hitmakers Years & Years and Prince collaborator Lianne La Havas. Way Out West - which is held at Slottsskogen Park in Gothenburg - will run from August 13 - 15 and will also feature an extended programme of films including 'Amy' and 'Cobain: Montage of Heck'. Elsewhere at the event - named as »
A furious slew of titles in the works would seem to prophesize a robust main competition slate for Cannes 2016. Though our initial list will eventually be pruned down as the year progresses (Berlin may snag something in here, especially if their 2016 lineup looks anything like their landmark selection from this past January), we’re confident that we will be seeing another round of heavy hitting auteurs unveiling their latest bits on the Croisette.
Absent from the main competition in 2015 were the Romanians (Muntean and Porumboiu were assigned to Un Certain Regard) and any trace of Latin filmmakers. The 2016 edition looks to make up for lost ground. For the Romanians, a couple heavy hitting titans from the New Wave will be ready. Cristi Puiu, who previously won Ucr in 2005 with The Death of Mr. Lazarescu should hopefully be getting a competition invite for Sierra Nevada. Meanwhile, previous Palme d’Or winner »
- Nicholas Bell
For those who have seen Inside Out, it’s a scary movie: the fear of moving away, of being unable to feel anything at all, of having your childhood memories that most defined you erased in the existential dilemma of growing up. Heavy stuff.
But it’s not quite a horror movie, and some now very unhappy kids got just that when they attended a screening of the film, only to find out that the theater had accidentally screened the horror movie Insidious: Chapter 3. Oh what’s the difference? The first five letters are the same!
The event occurred in Middletown, Ohio as reported by the city’s Journal-News, in which the writer quotes an angry parent who said she got her money back but already had her children scarred by the mistake. “Moore said images of children being tied up and murdered appeared on the screen, and the »
- Brian Welk
Kit Harington is moving on — to the big screen! Game of Thrones fans may still be mourning the death of Jon Snow after the HBO hit's Season 5 finale, but in reality, his portrayer Harington is already onto his next gig. Variety reports that the hunky 28-year-old Brit is set to replace Robert Pattinson in the thriller Brimstone. Details on Harington's character have not been announced, but the actor will soon head to Romania, Spain, and Germany, where the project is being filmed. Harington's casting is the [...] »
Harington could have more free time on his hands in the coming months, given that he's supposedly not returning to Game of Thrones next season.
His fan-favourite character Jon Snow was part of a major »
Robert Pattinson appears to have left the door open for Kit Harington to become Hollywood’s next Brit hunk. The “Game of Thrones” actor is replacing Pattinson in a new movie and appears much hungrier for roles than the “Twilight” star. Pattinson, 28, has played supporting roles in his last four movies, “The Rover,” “Maps to the Stars” and the soon to be released “Queen of Desert” and “Life.” He'll play an outlaw opposite “Rover” co-star Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning, who also replaced Mia Wasikowska at the last minute. ...Read More »
The ‘Game of Thrones‘ star has taken over from the ‘Twilight‘ actor – who was previously announced in the role at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year – and will appear in the thriller opposite Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning.
The 28-year-old actor – who is best known for his portrayal of John Snow on the hit HBO series – will play an outlaw, while Fanning will star as a young heroine on the run and Pearce will play her pursuer in the tale of retribution.
Meanwhile, Harington – whose character was killed off in the show’s shocking »
- Paul Heath
After spending a lot of time in the cold for Game Of Thrones, Kit Harington seems to enjoy finding film projects with a little heat to them. He’s now part of the cast of the new thriller Brimstone, subbing in for Robert Pattinson, who dropped out recently. Director Martin Koolhoven, who is busy shooting the film now, has had to deal with one other cast change, as Mia Wasikowska left the project and Dakota Fanning took her place. As described by backers Embankment Films, the tone is “a triumphant epic of survival set in the searing wilds of the Badlands, the menacing inferno of the old American West. A tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Our heroine is Liz, carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, accused of a crime she didn’t commit, hunted by a »
Dakota Fanning plays a heroine on the run from her past and chased by an evil Preacher (Guy Pearce). Harrington will play an outlaw who has a crucial role in this tale of retribution. Paul Anderson, Jack Roth, Carla Juri and Harington's 'Thrones' co-star Carice van Houten also star.
Pattinson had been linked to the role earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival. This marks the second high profile cast switch on the project as Mia Wasikowska was originally cast in Fanning's role.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Kit Harington is moving on from Game of Thrones. The English actor replaces Robert Pattinson in the upcoming thriller Brimstone with Dakota Fanning and Guy Pearce. Fanning (who replaced Mia Wasikowska) plays a young woman running from her past who is being hunted by an evil preacher (Pearce). Harington plays an outlaw in the Martin Koolhoven-directed film. Pattinson had originally been announced for the part in February. Rounding out the cast are fellow Game of Thrones actor Carice van Houten, Paul Anderson, Jack Roth and Carla Juri. Harington will next be seen in 7 Days In Hell, a tennis mockumentary co-starring Andy Samberg. It premieres on HBO July 7. In a shocking twist, »
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