Queen of the Desert Movie

One woman can change the course of history.

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The exciting chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life. Bell was a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Who's Involved:

Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Cassian Elwes, Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis, Werner Herzog, Nick Raslan

Release Date:

Friday, April 7, 2017 (Limited)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2 hrs, 8 m

Plot: What's the story about?

A curious and adventurous young woman eager to explore the world outside of England, Gertrude Bell (Kidman) goes to the British embassy in Tehran where she quickly falls in love with a secretary of the embassy, Henry Cadogan (Franco). This sparks the beginning of a life-long adventure among the beautiful but misunderstood peoples and cultures of the Middle East. Along the way, her path intersects with archaeologist T.E. Lawrence (Pattinson) also known as Lawrence of Arabia, and Major Charles Doughty-Wylie (Lewis), the British Consul General in the Ottoman Empire.

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Crew: Who's making Queen of the Desert

A look at the Queen of the Desert behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Werner Herzog last directed Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin and Meeting Gorbachev. The film's writer Werner Herzog last wrote Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin and Meeting Gorbachev.


Werner Herzog


Cassian Elwes
Nick Raslan

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Production: What we know about Queen of the Desert

Key Facts

  1. The story of Queen of the Desert is based on the true-life story of Gertrude Bell, who was a British political officer and archaeologist but ultimately a trailblazer on her terms.

Filming Timeline

On or about July 2, 2015, the film was in Completed status.

On or about October 21, 2013, the film was in Production status.

Production is scheduled to begin December 2013.

On or about September 8, 2013, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about November 3, 2012, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Werner Herzog is set to start shooting from his own script in Morocco in March 2013.

On or about May 19, 2012, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Production is scheduled for Fall 2012.

On or about February 3, 2011, the film was in Development status.

Queen of the Desert Release Date: When was it released?

Queen of the Desert was released in 2017 on Friday, April 7, 2017 (Limited release). There were 18 other movies released on the same date, including Smurfs: The Lost Village, The Case for Christ and Going in Style.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

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