Naomi Watts and Robert Pattinson exit ‘Queen of the Desert’? THR and Deadline reports conflict

UPDATE: Deadline reports that Nicole Kidman is in talks to replace Naomi Watts, James Franco to replace Jude Law and Robert Pattinson is still in.

UPDATE: Producer, Cassian Elwes, tweeted about the recent news but it doesn’t clear up much. We have to wait and see :)


Producer, Cassian Elwes, had a Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter and it was revealed that Naomi Watts and Robert Pattinson exited the film. Elwes also said there should be an announcement about the film status soon.

Excerpt from THR:

THR: With Naomi Watts and Robert Pattinson dropping out of Werner Herzog’s Gertrude Bell biopic Queen of the Desert, is the project dead?

Elwes: It’s been in casting hell, but we feel like we are coming out of it now. I think we’re close to making an announcement.