Rob, is that you? First photos from Robert Pattinson’s new historical flick, ‘Queen of the Desert’ have just been released and the ‘Twilight’ star is hardly recognizable!
The 19th century looks good on you, R Patz! In the upcoming flick, Queen of the Desert, which will be released at a still unspecified date later this year, Nicole Kidman will bring the story of famed explorer Gertrude Bell to the big screen. Nic, 47, took to her personal Twitter on June 10 to share photos from the set of the historical biopic– which means we also get a peak at her costars, Robert Pattinson and James Franco! Check out all the awesome pics right here!
In the first photo, we see Nicole, as Getrude, standing next to Rob. At least we think that’s Rob! He’s wearing what look to be Egyptian robes of some sort and– brace yourself– he’s holding two ridiculously adorable lion cubs! As if Rob isn’t cute enough on his own!
In another photo, we see Nicole in some sort of fancy, schmancy ballroom, wearing a gorgeous gown, while fraternizing with a dapper looking James Franco! Wearing a full blown tux, we have to say, it’s been a while since we’ve seen James looking this spiffy– and we like it!
Speaking about stepping into the role of Gertrude, Nicole said, “She’s the female Lawrence of Arabia. She was English, and basically defined the borders between Iraq and Jordan that exist today, borders that she negotiated between Churchill and different Arab leaders. She went out to the desert with the Bedouin and all the different tribes that were feuding at the turn of the 19th century.
Th fact that the film has not yet announced a wide release date might not bode well for Nicole and the others involved with the film. Reportedly costing a hefty $36 million to produce, Queen of the Desert might be a gamble, as far as commercial success, but we’re strong supporters of anything that brings Rob and James to our screens!
What do you think of the set photos? Are you excited for the film?
— Casey Mink