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Nicole Kidman may replace Naomi Watts in "Queen of the Desert"

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:06 PM | Anonymous

Nicole Kidman may replace Naomi Watts in the Werner Herzog biopic "Queen of the Desert". 

”Queen of the Desert,” tells the story of Gertrude Bell, chronicling her life as a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Deadline broke the news over the weekend. 

This will be the second major casting change for the project - Jude Law withdrew earlier in the year to work on another film and James Franco stepped in to replace him. Robert Pattinson is also rumored to be attached. 

No stranger to playing real life characters, Kidman is coming off playing Grace Kelly in "Grace of Monaco" and Patricia Wallace, the wife of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a WWII prisoner of war in Jonathan Teplitzky’s "The Railway Man".

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