Actress Naomi Watts has two Oscar nominations under her belt and with recent production changes for her biopic, Diana, it looks like she is poised for a third. The talented actress is portraying the People’s Princess in the awaited biopic, which Oliver Hirschbiegel directed. Entertainment One recently announced that Diana will be officially hitting theaters in limited release on November 1, 2013.
As perviously reported, the film is following the last two years of Lady Di’s life and her romantic relationship with heart surgeon, Dr. Hasnat Khan (Lost‘s Naveen Andrews). Of course, the film also touches on the highly public relationship and divorce between the Princess and Prince Charles.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Hirschbiegel had this to say about Diana as a character: “She finds that love that she’s always been longing for and she’s always been deprived of. She is the most complex character I’ve ever had to deal with.”
The release date being moved into the beginning of November puts the film in a good position to be considered for award season. However, this year is a big year for film and Ender’s Game, Last Vegas, Dallas Buyers Club, and Free Birds are also premiering on November 1.
What do you think of the release date change? Do you think Watts could finally win her Oscar this year? Are you looking forward to seeing her as lady Diana?
Source: Entertainment Weekly
A stunning new international poster has been released for the Oliver Hirschbiegel-directed biopic entitled Diana. The production itself has actually undergone several changes with both the title and release date being changed. The original title was Caught in Flight, but it was later changed to simply, Diana. The release date was also changed from August 29 to September 20, 2013.
This biopic takes a looks at Lady Diana’s relationship with Dr. Hasnat Khan and the last few years of her life. Naomi Watts is playing Princess Diana and Dr. Hasnat Khan is being played by Naveen Andrews. The biopic also stars Cas Anvar, Douglas Hodge, Geraldine James, Charles Edwards, and Daniel Pirrie.
This poster gives us another glimpse of Watts in the iconic role of Princess Diana and the resemblance is almost uncanny. Personally, I think Watts was a great choice for the role and I am very interested in seeing how the film plays out. If you have not already, be sure to watch the first trailer for the film here.
What do you think of this new international poster for Diana? Do you think Watts is right for the iconic role? What do you think of the other cast members involved in this project? Will you be interested in seeing this film when it is released?
Sources: Entertainment Tonight, Huffington Post, Apple Movie Trailers, and IMDbPro
Naomi Watts has been cast as (and will be playing) Princess Diana in a biopic about Diana in the last years of her life. From doing some research on the film I noticed that there was a conflict with the actual title. According to Entertainment Weekly the biopic is currently titled Diana, but according to IMDb and a few other sources the film is titled Caught in Flight. The Oliver Hirschbiegel-directed film looks at Lady Diana’s relationship with Dr. Hasnat Khan; played by Lost’s Naveen Andrews.
In a press release recently Watts stated, “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.”
What do you think of this photo?
UPDATE: The biopic has been officially renamed to just simply Diana.
Source: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/05/naomi-watts-princess-diana-photo/ and http://pro.imdb.com/title/tt2107669/maindetails