Kristen Stewart will play Princess Diana in upcoming biopic

Updated 20 Jun, 2020 02:56pm

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Titled Spencer, the film will show Lady Diana's journey of finding herself and who she is meant to be.

We can all disagree on many things - or agree to disagree - but one thing that can never be argued is everyone loved Princess Diana.

Deadline has now revealed that a film is in the works which will be "a story about identity, and around how a woman decides somehow, not to be the queen," according to producer and fellow Diana admirer Pablo Larraín.

The film, titled Spencer, has roped in Kristen Stewart to play the iconic royal figure.

According to the producer, "The way she responded to the script and how she is approaching the character, it’s very beautiful to see. I think she’s going to do something stunning and intriguing at the same time. She is this force of nature... We’re very happy to have her, she’s very committed."

Going on about Spencer, Larraín said, “It’s about finding herself, about understanding that possibly the most important thing for her is to be well, and to be with herself and by herself... That’s why the movie is called Spencer, which is the family name she had before she met Charles."

"[Diana] is a woman who, in the journey of the movie, decides and realizes that she wants to be the woman she was before she met Charles."

He added, “She is such a powerful icon, where millions and millions of people, not just women, but many people around the world felt empathy toward her in her life."

“She died years after where our story is set and so we don’t deal with that,” Larraín revealed. “It’s only three days of her life and in that very small amount of time, you’re able to get into a wider, bigger perspective of who she was."

He went on to say, “We believe that this is a movie that could create interest around the planet... This is a beloved, iconic women and we have everything in front of us to do a beautiful movie and we are working very hard to get it made.”

We're expecting Kristen Stewart's casting to receive mixed reviews but we're also certain the reaction would be the same no matter who got cast for the role of Princess Diana. After all, to play such a beloved person is a mighty challenge for any actor out there. Here's hoping for the best.

There is no release date for Spencer as of yet.