on the eve of the Cannes content market Marche du film world cinema news continued to pour in like nuts out of the bag. World edition throw at them, like hungry squirrels. So, today it became known – and this is under the heading “Exclusive” first told the industrial publication Deadline – that Hollywood star Kristen Stewart will play Princess Diana in new drama “Spencer” (directed by Pablo Larrain).
that film, in the words of the publication, will be the “hot pack for virtual Cannes market”, no doubt. The screenplay by Stephen knight describes the most notorious weekend in the early ‘ 90s, when Diana decided that her marriage to Prince Charles didn’t work out and she needs to make a decision and choose another path. The action of the drama takes place over three days, in one of the Christmas holidays in the house of Windsor at their estate in Norfolk UK. It is expected that production will begin in early 2021. The package will be presented to buyers at the Cannes market virtual by CAA Media Finance (with her, by the way, work and some of the Russian filmmakers) and FilmNation Entertainment.
the producer of the film will also perform Larrain. By the way, the Chilean filmmaker film Director, film “Jackie” about Jacqueline Kennedy, as well as a biography “Neruda”. In the last year about Pablo Larraine and say in his film “EMA: the dance of passion”. The screenplay for the film about Princess Diana will write star showrunner Steven knight – he is familiar to our audience for the TV series “Taboo” and “peaky blinders”.
But, anyway, the main intrigue around the future of the project revolves around Kristen Stewart. Here’s what he said about why he chose this actress for the lead role Larraín in an interview with the Hollywood edition:
“Kristen is one of the greatest Actresses of our time… She can be very mysterious and fragile and, ultimately, very strong, and that’s exactly what we need. The combination of these qualities made me think about her. It is interesting to observe how she responded to the script and how she “tries on” a character. I think she’s going to do something amazing and intriguing at the same time”.