Damian Lewis cast in 'Queen of the Desert'

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Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, this 2003 sci-fi horror thriller tells of four young friends who perform a heroic act and are changed forever by the uncanny powers they gain in return. Years later the friends, now men, are on a hunting trip in the Maine woods when they are overtaken by a blizzard, a vicious storm in which something much more ominous moves… Challenged to stop an alien force, the friends must first prevent the slaughter of innocent civilians by a military vigilante, then overcome a threat to the bond between them. In the end, the friends confront an unparalleled horror, with the fate of the world in the balance. Starring Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Donnie Wahlberg, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis & Timothy Olyphant.
October 22nd, 2013

Damian Lewis has been cast in 'Queen of the Desert.'

The 42-year-old actor is nearing a deal to star opposite Nicole Kidman in the biopic of Gertrude Bell - a woman who became highly influential to British imperial policy-making due to her skill and contacts - in a film which tells the tale of her involvement in the formation of the Middle East.

According to Deadline.com Lewis stars as an English war hero, Lieutenant colonel Charles Doughty-Wylie, who begins an affair with the leading lady played by Kidman.

The blonde beauty recently replaced her friend and fellow actress Naomi Watts on the movie, while James Franco served as a replacement for Jude Law.

Damian will also appear alongside Robert Pattinson in the historical film which is to be directed by Werner Herzog.

Originally filming was supposed to start earlier this year however it has been pushed back to December when they will shoot in Morocco and 'Queen of the Desert' is scheduled for release in 2015.

Meanwhile, Damian is currently starring in 'Homeland', a US thriller series in which he plays a Congressman and retired U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Nicholas Brody.