Queen of the Desert

Nicole Kidman Is Searching for Adventure in This ‘Queen of the Desert’ Trailer

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by Matthew Monagle March 25, 2017 @ 2:58 PM
IFC Films
If you read up on the life of explorer Gertrude Bell, it’s abundantly clear that this is a woman whose story should be told. In 2003, The Guardian devoted an entire article to the influence her cartography had on the modern Middle East, with Bell practically drawing the country border of Iraq by her lonesome. And now audiences will be able to explore her legacy with Queen of the Desert (via Deadline), a new film starring Nicole Kidman and both written and directed by the legendary Werner Herzog.

‘Queen of the Desert’ Trailer: Nicole Kidman’s World Is Life and Fire

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by Britt Hayes June 14, 2015 @ 11:07 AM
The first, long-awaited trailer for Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert opens sort of like a more gentle Mad Max: Fury Road, with Nicole Kidman explaining that her world is “life and fire.” It’s the true story of Gertrude Bell, a woman so suffocated by civil life that she strikes out into the desert of Tehran in the 1920s, where she becomes integral in shaping the politics of the Middle East.

Casting News: Jude Law Teams With Werner Herzog, Kim Basinger Joins 'Grudge Match'

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by Jacob Hall November 3, 2012 @ 12:25 PM
Magnolia
Is there anything more exciting than a new film from cinema's favorite madman, Werner Herzog? Is there anything less exciting than a boxing comedy from the director of 'Get Smart'? Your personal answers may vary based on taste and pretension. Anyway, the former has cast Jude Law and the latter Kim Basinger.