DHAKA: The first image of Naomi Watts playing Diana, Princess of Wales, has been released by film company Ecosse.
The British-born actress is starring in a film that portrays the last two years of Princess Diana’s life.
Principal photography started this week. The film is due out next year, reports BBC.
Speaking from the set, Watts said, ‘I’m 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.’
Since being announced in February, the film has changed its name from Caught in Flight to the simpler Diana.
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel of Downfall fame, it is believed to explore the princess’s relationship with the heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
The pair had a discreet romantic affair that began in 1995 and ended a few months before her death in August 1997.
Ecosse said the biopic ‘charts how finding true personal happiness allowed her to achieve her defining successes, as she evolved into a major international campaigner and humanitarian’.
Dr Khan will be played by Naveen Andrews, from ‘The Buddha of Suburbia and Lost’, with other cast members including Douglas Hodge and Juliet Stevenson.
BDST: 2015 HRS, JUL 4, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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