Naomi Watts is attached to star as British writer Gertrude Bell in this biopic. The story chronicles her entire life from being one of the first women to graduate from Oxford, to her adventures as a writer, explorer, cartographer, archaeologist, and political attache.
Robert Pattinson will portray T.E. Lawrence, the British officer whose story served as the basis for director David Lean's 1962 classic Lawrence of Arabia. Lawrence and Bell were longtime friends, who both helped establish the Hashemite dynasties in Jordan and Iraq.