The film is now going through its second major casting change, as Deadline reports Watts has exited the project and Nicole Kidman is in talks to replace her. Eye for an eye, Australian for an Australian, I guess.
Unlike the situation with Jane Got A Gun, which Law dropped because he wouldn't be able to work with director Lynne Ramsay, the site says that Law dropped off of Queen of the Desert so that he would be able to be a part of a production of Henry V.
Jude Law and Naomi Watts haven't worked together since David O. Russell's 2004 film I Heart Huckabees, but now they're getting set for a reunion thanks to Werner Herzog. News out of the American Film Market says that Law is the latest actor to join the cast of Queen of the Desert, Herzog's upcoming biopic about Gertrude Bell.
Bell and Lawrence were good friends, as she traveled through the MIddle East as Iraq, Jordan and Saudi Arabia were emerging as countries; he and Lawrence worked together, according to Variety, to establish the Hashemite dynasties in Jordan and Iraq. Remember how in Lawrence of Arabia
Despite having the classic movie star looks to star in endless Mummy sequels and rake in the dough forever, Naomi Watts has proven over and over again that she's a fearless actress