|Naomi as Princess Diana|
But Naomi Watts (The Impossible, 21 Grams) as the late Princess Diana? Give it to me. Not only do I think Watts has the chops for the role (and also looks a bit like her), but I am hoping Hollywood will spice up the drama (simply titled, DIANA) in the story and make it more interesting to watch than tabloid fodder. From what I hear, the movie will focus on the last two years of Princess Diana's life: her campaign against land mines and her relationship with surgeon surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan played by Naveen Andrews (TV's "Lost," Grindhouse: Planet Terror).
The project was directed by German filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel and written by Stephen Jeffreys. Neither of whom have any credits I'm familiar with (this is only Jeffrey's second screenplay, but Hirschbiegel has been helming projects for over 20 years). So we'll have to wait and see.
A teaser trailer for the film has recently debuted. Check it:
DIANA will be released U.K. theaters September 20th. A U.S. release date has yet to be determined (according to IMDB).