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Robert Pattinson to Play Lawrence of Arabia

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 13:  Robert Pattinson attends the "Cosmopolis" premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on August 13, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

Robert Pattinson, swinging for the auteur fences! The Twilight actor is currently promoting his David Cronenberg film Cosmopolis, and now Variety brings word that Pattinson is attached to play T.E. Lawrence in Werner Herzog's new film Queen of the Desert, which would star Naomi Watts as archaeologist and writer Gertrude Bell. Jon Stewart is surely so proud.