Kristen Stewart in Spencer: Kristen Stewart is all set to debut as Princess Diana in the upcoming movie titled, Spencer. Principal photography has already begun.
In fact, the first glimpse of the actress playing the young royal has been revealed.
The filming is set to take place in Germany and the UK. Further, it is expected to release during the 2021 fall season.
Written by ‘Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight, it is directed by Pablo Larrain. The film is produced by Juan de Dios Larraín for Fabula Films, Jonas Dornbach and Janine Jackowski for Komplizen Film and BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee Paul Webster for Shoebox Films.
The film focuses on one weekend in the life of Princess Diana, as she spends the Christmas holiday with the Royal Family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, and decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.
Other cast includes BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins and Sean Harris.
“Spencer is a dive inside an emotional imagining of who Diana was at a pivotal turning point in her life. It is a physical assertion of the sum of her parts, which starts with her given name: Spencer. It is a harrowing effort for her to return to herself, as Diana strives to hold onto what the name Spencer means to her,” said the lead actress Stewart.
“Working on the script has been a pleasure. I think it’s a different perspective on a story that we don’t all know well, but we all feel we now are a part of it,” Knight told Variety in an exclusive interview last week. “And I just found the whole thing fascinating. To talk to people who knew her and to try and get a view of this person — who this person really was — who was an ordinary person in extraordinary situations is the way I think of her.”
The produced announced the movie in a joint statement and said they were excited to be working with such a great cast and filmmakers.
“It is an independently produced film made for the big screen about an iconic woman’s own declaration of independence,” the producers defined the movie.
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