Naomi Watts Smiles And Nods In First Teaser for DIANA
People of the world, loyal subjects, take your first look at Naomi Watts playing Diana, Princess of Wales; the People's Princess; Princess of Hearts; the Candle in the Wind. There's no dialogue, just plenty of shots to sell Watts as Diana, which means lots of recreating iconic scenes, lots of smiling and nodding, and of course that tremendous bouffant of blonde hair doing most of the work in bridging the gap.
Directed by German filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel (Das Experiment, Downfall) Diana has been described as the "love story between a princess locked in a tower and an ordinary man," the man in this case being heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Kahn, that lasted from 1995 until a few months before her death in 1997, with her divorce from Prince Charles coming in the middle. So more of an affair than a love story then.
Update: Here's the official synopsis:
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 adifferent life, evolving into a global humanitarian, a master of maneuvering fame and becoming her own woman.
Diana will be released in the UK in September.
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