November 1, 2013
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language, some sensuality and smoking)
Screenwriter: Stephen Jeffreys
Starring: Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Juliet Stevenson, Douglas Hodge
Copyright Holder: N/A
"Diana" takes audiences into the private realm of one the world's most iconic and inescapably public women -- the Princess of Wales, Diana (two-time Oscar® nominee Naomi Watts) -- in the last two years of her meteoric life. On the occasion of the 16th anniversary of her sudden death, acclaimed director Oliver Hirschbiegel (the Oscar®-nominated "Downfall") explores Diana's final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews, "LOST," "The English Patient"), the human complications of which reveal the Princess's climactic days in a compelling new light. Hirschbiegel directs from a screenplay by award-winning playwright Stephen Jeffreys, inspired by the book "Diana: Her Last Love by Kate Snell," which was in turn drawn from extensive interviews with close friends and confidantes. The result is a window into the tumultuous, change-filled period from 1995-1997, in the wake of Diana's shattering divorce from Prince Charles, and at the moment when she stood on the cusp of a different life, evolving into a global humanitarian, a master of maneuvering fame and becoming her own woman.