Sand can be pretty divisive. It’s coarse, rough, irritating, and it gets everywhere, but in this trailer for Queen Of The Desert, sand is greatly preferable to a stuffy life in England. The film stars Nicole Kidman as Gertrude Bell, a writer, archaeologist, explorer, and political operative who played a crucial role in forming the borders of modern-day Iraq. The film also features James Franco, Damian Lewis, and Robert Pattinson—who happens to be playing a young version of T.E. Lawrence, another person famous for his love of the desert—and it was written and directed by Werner Herzog.
The film has been sitting on various shelves for a while now, with the last trailer coming out over a year ago. Now it has a proper release date, and fans of Herzog, Kidman, and sand will be able to see it in theaters on April 7 and through VOD services on April 14.