When it comes to making a biopic of one of the most recognizable people that walked the planet, casting could not be more important. As the Diana international trailer has debuted, we can say that Naomi Watts could not have been a more perfect choice to portray “The People’s Princess.”
As previewed in the first Diana trailer, Diana follows the last two years in the iconic princess’ life. From her secret affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews) to those final moments eluding the paparazzi in a Parisian tunnel, Diana has a razor sharp mission. Instead of looking at the entirety of her life, director Oliver Hirschbiegel has zeroed in on those final 24 months.
As such, he can capture her spirit as an international agent for change, a doting mother and a woman who was still trying to find herself while the spotlight of the world’s stage never dimmed.
No release date has been set yet for Diana, but if we were to wager… look for it before the calendar turns from 2013 to 2014. It’s got Oscar contender written all over it.