Werner Herzog Eyes James Franco to Replace Jude Law in QUEEN OF THE DESERT
Director Werner Herzog is trying to get his Gertrude Bell biopic Queen of the Desert back on the right path. Naomi Watts plays the star, Bell, who worked in the middle east and was liable for establishing what would become the modern framework for Jordan and Iraq. She worked for British Intelligence during World War I, and was skilled in the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire and following founding of Iraq. Jude Law was supposed to be co-star but he left the project due to scheduling conflicts.
It has been reported that James Franco is going to be the new co-star in which he will fill the role that Law was supposed to play. Although Franco agreed, there is no guarantee that he’ll sign on but if he does that would put Queen of the Desert back on the right track. Robert Pattisonis also attached to star in the film as T.E. Lawrence.