Robert Pattinson isn’t letting the recent scandal slow down his career.
Variety reports that the actor, whose latest film Cosmopolis opens in limited release on Friday, is now attached to play British Army officer T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) in the upcoming indie flick, Queen of the Desert.
T.E. Lawrence was famously played by Peter O’Toole in David Lean’s 1962 classic based on the life of the man whose writing made him a household name.
Pattinson will reportedly co-star alongside Naomi Watts as English writer Gertrude Bell.
Lawrence and Bell became close friends as they worked in the Middle East, establishing the Hashemite dynasties in Jordan and Iraq.