'QUEEN OF THE DESERT'
TRAILER & POSTER WITH NICOLE KIDMAN AND DAMIAN LEWIS
Well, it seems we're having a Nicole Kidman day! Earlier this week I showed you first photos from Werner Herzog's epic drama QUEEN OF THE DESERT and now here's the poster and the trailer!
Nicole Kidman is Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) who, as historian, novelist and member of the British secret service, played a decisive role around 1920 in setting the course for the new political order in the Middle East. As an educated young woman, for whom no suitable husband can be found in England, she journeys to Tehran. After a tragic love affair with diplomat and inveterate gambler Henry Cadogan (James Franco), she decides to give up on her private life and discover the region as an explorer. Before the backdrop of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire she learns languages, translates literature, meets with Muslim dignitaries in Cairo, Basra and Baghdad and earns their trust. Predestined to be a mediator between the Orient and the British Empire, she contributes to defining the new borders in the region after the First World War. And then love enters her life once again. Damian Lewis and Robert Pattinson also star!
NICOLE KIDMAN & JOSEPH FIENNES AND HUGO WEAVING
A poster for Nicole's other movie is out too: ready to premier this July in USA cinemas, STRANGERLAND follows newcomers to the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari, Catherine and Matthew Parker's (Joseph Fiennes) whose lives are flung into crisis when they discover their two teenage kids, Tommy and Lily, have mysteriously disappeared just before a massive dust storm hits. With Nathgari eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the townsfolk join the search led by local cop, David Rae (Hugo Weaving). It soon becomes apparent that something terrible may have happened to Tommy and Lily. Suspicions run riot, rumours spread and public opinion turns savagely against the Parkers. With temperatures rising and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink as they struggle to survive the mystery of their children's fate.