Watch: Nicole Kidman in First Clip from Werner Herzog’s ‘Queen of the Desert’


Nicole Kidman in Queen of the Desert
Photo: Benaroya Pictures

I do not know about you, but whenever Werner Herzog has a new movie coming out, I get very excited. Even if I end up not liking the movie, he always makes something unique and interesting. And, hopefully, insane. Queen of the Desert is the title of his latest, and it sounds like it could be his most traditional film. You can watch a new clip of the film below, featuring Nicole Kidman and Damian Lewis.

The film is based on the true story of Gertrude Bell, who was a writer, archaeologist, political attache for the British Empire, and much more at the turn of the twentieth century. Along with Kidman and Lewis, the also film stars Robert Pattinson as T.E. Lawrence (that’s big shoes to fill…) and James Franco as Henry Cadogan.

We have not gotten a narrative feature from Herzog since My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, which was a bit of a disappointment. Hopefully, this turns things around and shows once again why he is a filmmaker so many, myself included, admire. Again, you can watch the new clip below.