Check out Naomi Watts
as the late Princess Diana
in the international trailer for the new film Diana
. The film focuses on the last years of Diana’s life, including her romance with heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan (played by “Lost” star Naveen Andrews
The film is directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall
Diana, slated for release September 20th, 2013 is scripted by Stephen Jeffreys (The Libertine
), based on the book Diana: Her Last Love by Kate Snell.
Watch the trailer below:
Here’s the synopsis for the film
Diana takes audiences into the private realm of one the world’s most iconic and inescapably public women — the Princess of Wales, Diana (two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts) — in the last two years of her meteoric life. On the occasion of the 16th anniversary of her sudden death, acclaimed director Oliver Hirschbiegel (the Oscar-nominated Downfall) explores Diana’s final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews, “Lost,” The English Patient), the human complications of which reveal the Princess’s climactic days in a compelling new light.
Hirschbiegel directs from a screenplay by award-winning playwright Stephen Jeffreys, based on the book “Diana: Her Last Love” by Kate Snell, which was in turn drawn from extensive interviews with close friends and confidantes. The result is a window into the tumultuous, change-filled period from 1995-1997, in the wake of Diana’s shattering divorce from Prince Charles, and at the moment when she stood on the cusp of a different life, evolving into a global humanitarian, a master of maneuvering fame and becoming her own woman.