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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Watch Naomi Watts Put On Her Best Royal Face In The First Trailer For 'DIANA'

Naomi as Princess Diana
So I'm one of those people who has absolutely no interest in the royal family, what they're wearing, who they're dating, and at what time they're having their babies. It just doesn't interest me.

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).


Courtney Small said...

Growing up in the era of Diana I am intrigued to see how it turns out. My only fear is that, similar to the Anita Hill documentary I saw at Hot Docs, the film will be overly gushy on how great she was. Even The Queen made a point to show the good and bad sides of least in the context of being a Royal.

Brittani Burnham said...

I'm still unsure of this. I love Naomi Watts, but something about Diana just feels like it should be left untouched to me? It's weird, I can't explain it. When she died, my 5th grade teacher made us watch her funeral in class because "We need to know who she was."

Daniel said...

I'm like you, don't care about the royals but I love Watts and Oliver Hirschbiegel is a strong director, check out Downfall, so I'm very interested. It could garner Watts another Oscar nod.

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