Ecosse Films has announced the official production start of their upcoming Diana (formerly Caught in Flight) and revealed the first official look at Naomi Watts as the iconic Princess.
Diana will be directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall), and is based on a screenplay by Stephen Jeffreys. Joining Watts are fellow Brits Naveen Andrews as Dr Hasnat Khan, Douglas Hodge and Juliet Stevenson.
From the set of the film, Ms.Watts said: Im excited and honoured to be playing the role of a truly remarkable woman, who had such a positive and profound impact in so many ways.
Diana is described as a compelling portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales during the final two years of her life. It charts how finding true personal happiness allowed her to achieve her defining successes, as she evolved into a major international campaigner and humanitarian.
Locations for the 9-week shoot will include Croatia, Mozambique, as well as various locations in and around London and the South of England.
Speaking today, Ecosse Films Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae stated: We are very excited to be working with such a talented and creative team both in front of and behind the camera. Everyones aim is to produce a truly insightful and compassionate study of Dianas later years.
Diana is produced by Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae of Ecosse and will be co-produced by Matt Delargy, James Saynor (also of Ecosse) and Paul Ritchie. Executive producers are Tim Haslam and Mark Woolley. Journalist and documentary filmmaker Kate Snell is acting as Associate Producer.
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