LOS ANGELES November 2, 2012 – Academy Award® nominee Jude Law has joined Oscar® nominee Naomi Watts and Robert Pattinson in QUEEN OF THE DESERT, a period drama written and directed by Academy Award nominee Werner Herzog. Nick Raslan will produce via his Palmyra Films banner along with Cassian Elwes and Michael Benaroya. Benaroya’s Benaroya Pictures banner will finance the film. Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales and will make it available to buyers during this year’s American Film Market.

The film stars Naomi Watts as Gertrude Bell, an explorer, writer, archeologist and attaché for the British Empire, who is credited with helping to catalyze the formation of the Middle East at the dawn of the 20th century. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in Morocco in March 2013.

Jude Law is represented by Julian Belfrage Associates and WME.

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