Naomi Watts - Naomi Watts Playing Princess Diana In Biopic About Her Last Days

Actress Naomi Watts is set to play Princess Diana in the upcoming biopic Caught In Flight. The Mullholland Dr. star is said to have taken over the role of the princess from The Tree of Life actress Jessica Chastain, who pulled out for unknown reasons.

Caught In Flight will be directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, who directed the Oscar nominated 2004 film Downfall, about Hitler's last days. Caught In Flight will also follow a similar theme to Downfall; it is said to be about the last two years of Princess Diana's life, from her failed marriage to Prince Charles to her work as a humanitarian. According to Reuters, the initial plot is much different to the original idea, which was to focus on a secret affair between 'the people's princess' and heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Kahn.

Caught In Flight is not the only biopic of Princess Diana in production; a film adaptation of the biography Closely Guarded Secret, written by the princess' bodyguard Ken Wharfe, will be adapted by Stephen Evans, with rumours that South African actress Charlize Theron will portray Diana. However, the Monster actress faces competition from British actresses, including Kiera Knightley and Carey Mulligan; Scarlett Johansson is also said to be interested in the part.

Caught In Flight is certainly not the only biopic about a British historical figure - Pride and Prejudice actor Colin Firth starred as King George VI in The King's Speech, while American actress Meryl Streep caused controversy in the UK when she was chosen to portray former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.


Tags: Naomi Watts


More Naomi Watts

Emma Stone Attends 'Birdman' Premiere At 71st Venice Film Festival [Pictures]

Emma Stone looked fabulous whilst attending the opening of the 71st Venice Film Festival on Wednesday (27th August). Emma Stone was sporting a new haircut...

Birdman Trailer

20 years ago, Riggan Thomas (Michael Keaton) played the iconic Birdman - a comic book hero for the big screen. Having watched his career dissolve...

St. Vincent Trailer

St. Vincent de Van Nuys is a broke former soldier with a serious alcohol and gambling habit. He has few friends apart from nightclub dancer...

Birdman Trailer

Riggan Thompson used to be a major movie star having played a much-loved onscreen superhero, Birdman, in his more prolific years. However, he's starting to...


Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ‘Birdman’ Could Have Oscars Shout [Trailer + Pictures]

We always had a feeling that Birdman was going to be good. It has a lot going for it. Babel’s Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is behind...

Naomi Watts To Join "Insurgent" Cast Straight Away, As Rebel Leader

The cast of Divergent sequels Insurgent and Allegiant is already taking shape with Naomi Watts being the latest A-lister to join the lineup. The actress...

Naomi Watts Cast In Major Role For Next Three 'Divergent' Movies

Naomi Watts is the latest star to join the already-impressive cast of the 'Divergent' film franchise.The Australian actress has signed on to play a major...

Kylie Minogue Was Stunning In White At The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Part 6

Kylie Minogue looked dazzling in white as she smiled at the paparazzi and chatted to some reporters on the red carpet at the 25th Annual...



Naomi Watts Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Naomi Watts

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All