Klaus Badelt is set to reunite with director Werner Herzog on the upcoming biographical drama Queen of the Desert. The film written and directed by Herzog stars Nicole Kidman as Gertrude Bell, the iconic explorer, writer, archeologist and attaché for the British Empire who helped to catalyze the formation of the Middle East at the dawn of the 20th century. Damian Lewis, Robert Pattinson and James Franco are co-starring. Nick Raslan is producing the Palmyra Films and Benaroya Pictures production with Cassian Elwes (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, The Paperboy) and Michael Benaroya (Lawless, The Words, Margin Call). Badelt has previously collaborated with Herzog on such films as Rescue Dawn, Invincible and the documentary Happy People: A Year in the Taiga. Queen of the Desert is expected to premiere later this year.
Badelt has also recently scored the French comedy Supercondriaque. The film is written and directed by Dany Boon who also stars in the film, which is set to open in France later this month. The composer recorded his score with the London Metropolitan Orchestra. His other upcoming projects also include the animated feature Wish directed by Cody Edwards (Hoodwinked!).