Robert Patinson my be involved with one of the worst movie franchises ever produced (Twilight), but that doesn't mean he's a bad actor. The guy has been landing some great roles in films being directed by talented people. Also, I can't help but be rooting for the guy after what he's been having to deal with recently.
Pattinson has just been cast alongside Naomi Watts in director Werner Herzog's (Rescue Dawn) next film Queen of the Desert. Watts plays English writer Gertrude Bell in the film and will cchronicle her life "as a writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and political attache for the British Empire. One of the first women to graduate from Oxford at the turn of the 20th century, she traveled through the Middle East, defining the borders of Iraq, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia."
Pattinson will play T.E. Lawrence, "a British Army officer whose writing earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia, on whom David Lean's classic 1962 epic is based. Lawrence was a good friend to Bell over the years, as the duo helped establish the Hashemite dynasties in Jordan and Iraq."
Outside of Twilight, Pattinson worked on Francis Lawrence's adaptation of Water for Elephants and most recently worked with David Cronenberg on Cosmopolis, which gets a limited release this week. He's set to star opposite Guy Pearce in an Aussie drama called The Rover, as well as in an indie thriller called Mission: Blacklist, which tells the story of the hunt for Saddam Hussein.
What do you think about Pattinson working with Herzog? Do you think we'll ever seen him act under directors like Spielberg and Scorsese?
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