Naomi Watts Is To Play Princess Diana
Naomi Watts will soon be transforming into the Princess Diana. The Oscar-nominated Australian actress, 43, has been cast as the late Princess Diana in Caught in Flight, an upcoming new biopic. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel and written by Stephen Jeffreys, the movie will tell about last two years of People’s Princess who became a global humanitarian after famously divorcing Prince Charlesand was on the path to self-fulfillment before she died at age 36 in an August 1997 car crash in Paris.
Naomi Watts said in a statement:
It is such an honor to be able to play this iconic role. Princess Diana was loved across the world and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen.”
Last November, it was rumored that Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (who played in The Help, Tree of Life) was was to portray Diana in Caught in Flight. Such British actresses as Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley also aspired to this role, as well as Charlize Theron.
The movie will also focuse on Diana’s relationship with Dr. Hasnat Khan, said to be the love of her life. Diana met Dr. Khan in 1995, and they embarked on a two-year affair – breaking up in 1997. Diana was being comforted by billionaire Dodi Al-Fayed, who died with her in the tragic Paris car crash.
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