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Damian Lewis Circling Queen of the Desert

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22:  Actor Damian Lewis arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Homeland star Damian Lewis is finalizing a deal to star opposite Nicole Kidman in Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, according to Deadline. Lewis would play Lieutenant Colonel Charles Doughty-Wylie, an unhappy British war hero who has a torrid affair with archeologist, cartographer, writer, and political attache Gertrude Bell (Kidman) until his death in World War I. Lewis played a Civil War general in To Appomattox, a World War II soldier in Band of Brothers, and of course plays a former Marine on Homeland. He just has a military-ish face, apparently.

Photo: Jason Merritt/2013 Getty Images