It looks like we’re getting another Princess Diana film and Kristen Stewart is set to play her. The new indie drama will be directed by Jackie Director Pablo Larraín.
Deadline are reporting the film will be called Spencer, and will concentrate on three specific days. The drama takes place over three days, in one of her final Christmas holidays in the House of Windsor in their Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England.It was a critical time in Lady Di’s marriage with Prince Charles and the time in the 1990’s when they decided nothing was working.
Peaky Blinders scribe Steven Knight is set to write the script for this one. The drama will be one of the films on show via Cannes Virtual Market and a hot property.
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Larrain was also interviewed describing the film as “a fairy tale upside down“.
He also told Deadline “We all grew up, at least I did in my generation, reading and understanding what a fairy tale is,”
“Usually, the prince comes and finds the princess, invites her to become his wife and eventually she becomes queen. That is the fairy tale. When someone decides not to be the queen, and says, I’d rather go and be myself, it’s a big big decision, a fairy tale upside down. I’ve always been very surprised by that and thought it must have been very hard to do. That is the heart of the movie.
How and why do you decide to do that? It’s a great universal story that can reach millions and millions of people, and that’s what we want to do. We want to make a movie that goes wide, connects with a worldwide audience that is interested in such a fascinating life.”
Kristen Stewart has done a lot to bury her Twilight Saga films. Building up a reputable filmography choosing predominately Arthouse and independent films. But can Stewart deliver a convincing performance for such loved figure? With the jury still out on her, will choosing her for the role damage the chances of doing well at the box office?
Production of Spencer is expected to start sometime in 2021.