Jude Law joins 'Queen of the Desert' cast

Published: Nov 06, 2012, 08:34 IST | IANS |

Actor Jude Law has joined the cast of "Queen of the Desert" alongside Naomi Watts and Robert Pattinson.

The 39-year-old will star in the upcoming period drama, which is written and directed by Werner Herzog, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Jude Law
Jude Law. Pic/Santa Banta

In the movie, Watts will play Gertrude Bell, a pioneering explorer, writer, archeologist and attache for the British Empire, who is credited with helping to administer the modern Iraqi state at the beginning of the 20th century.

Pattinson will portray her collaborator T.E. Lawrence and Law's role is not yet specified, but it is believed he could be playing Charles Doughty-Wylie, with whom Gertrude had a two-year affair.

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