Nicole Kidman in the first international trailer as ‘Queen of the Desert’

Nicole Kidman costars with Robert Pattinson, James Franco, Damian Lewis, and Syrian actor Jihad Abdo. (Screengrab)

The trailer of a historical drama starring American actress Nicole Kidman as “Queen of the Desert” is finally out.

Nicole Kidman costars with Robert Pattinson, James Franco,  Damian Lewis, and Syrian actor Jihad Abdo.

The hollywood actress plays writer and British secret service operative, Gertrude Bell, who was named the female "Lawrence of Arabia" due to her contribution in "'shaping a new political order in the Middle East during the end of the First World War and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire."

"Queen of the Desert" was filmed in Morocco and Petra in Jordan.

The film is expected to premiere in the U.S. later on this year.

Official movie summary
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.'







Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46