There’s a certain painful appeal about looking forward to a film based on Princess Diana. On one hand the death of Diana is still a wound that won’t fully heal and on the other hand her spirit exudes intrigue and begs the question as to whether there may be a way to explore and celebrate her life. In some ways people do that through film and one can only hope that Naomi Watts can help provide some insight into one of the most revered women of the 20th century.
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.