Good things come to those who wait. Such is the case for the many Robert Pattinson fans who are constantly awaiting news on his current, future and past projects.

Some may argue that the former Twilight “heartthrob” has seen the limelight diminish but that is not the case. Unless working on projects with some of Holywood’s heavyweights like David Cronenberg, Werner Herzog, Anton Corbijn, David Michôd, James Gray and Harmony Korine is “stepping down in high profile films” then all actors should aspire to this “decrease in popularity.”

A few months back we reported on Pattinson becoming attached to Josh and Benny Safdi’s Good Time, Described as an “indie neo-grindhouse caper,” that follows a “bankrobber’s flailing efforts to evade the dragnet closing in on him.” Casting is still underway for the project but we have learned that the rights to the film have been acquired by A24. This same company handled the North American distribution rights for the David Michôd directed The Rover.

Also, a second Pattinson project, Queen of the Desert, will finally get some screen time in the U.S. One year after it premiered at the American Film Festival IFC has acquired the distribution rights and plans on a spring 2017 release. See the press release below.

IFC Films announced today from the American Film Market conference that the company has acquired US rights to Werner Herzog‘s QUEEN OF THE DESERT. The film, written and directed by Herzog, stars Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson and Damian Lewis.

The film was produced by Michael Benaroya, Cassian Elwes and Nick Raslan and was executive produced by Jonathan Debin, Cathy Gesualdo, James Lejsek, Ben Sachs, D. Todd Shepherd, Shelley Madison, Harmon Kaslow and John Aglialoro. IFC Films will release QUEEN OF THE DESERT in Spring 2017.

QUEEN OF THE DESERT is the true story of British explorer, cartographer and archaeologist Gertrude Bell (Kidman). Set against the backdrop of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire, Bell sets off on an epic odyssey as an attaché of the British Empire to chart and define the modern borders of the Middle East.

IFC Films stated: “The entire team at IFC Films is thrilled to be working once more with Werner Herzog who is undoubtedly a modern master of cinema. Having previously worked with him on his award-winning CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, Werner continues to bring innovation, elegance and poignancy to each of his films and his latest work is no exception.”

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, EVP of Acquisitions and Production from Sundance Selects/IFC Films, with Cassian Elwes, Lawrence Kopeikin and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.

IFC Films is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
QUEEN OF THE DESERT was financed by Benaroya Pictures..

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