Kristen Stewart will Play Princess Diana in a film which is set to be directed by Pablo Larraín.
The film which is titled “Spencer,” centers on a weekend in the early 1990s when Diana decided to separate from Prince Charles.
Steven Knight is penning up the script, her previous credits include Eastern Promises, Peaky Blinders, Locke and The Hundred-Foot Journey. Production is expected to begin in early 2021.
The film will be unveiled to buyers at the virtual Cannes Market by CAA Media Finance and FilmNation Entertainment. CAA Media Finance arranged the financing and will make the U.S. distribution deal with Endeavor Content, while FilmNation Entertainment represents international rights.
The film will be produced by Larraín, director of films that include Jackie and Neruda, along with Fabula partner Juan de Dios, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski and Paul Webster.
“Spencer” will focus on Princess Diana over the course of one of her final Christmas holidays with the House of Windsor at the Sandringham estate. Diana Frances Spencer and Prince Charles married in 1981. The relationship was strained due to their incompatibility and extramarital affairs. The couple separated in 1992 and the marriage ended in divorce in 1996. She died in a traffic accident in Paris in 1997.
Stewart is best known for starring in the blockbuster “Twilight” franchise. She won a Cesar Award for “Clouds of Sils Maria” — the first American actress to be awarded the honor. She starred in “Seberg” and “Charlie’s Angels” last year.
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