Jessica Chastain is one of the best actresses to have emerged in the past few years and one of the few who might be able to take on playing Princess Diana and turn her into a real person, rather than a cararicature based on her idealised reputation since her death. ThompsonOnHollywood reports that Chastain will play Diana in the biopic Caught in Flight, which director Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall, The Invasion) is planning to direct.
The movie is about Princess Diana’s real-life secret affair with heart surgeon, Dr. Hasnat Kahn, who some say was the love of her life. Their two-year affair began in 1995 and ended only a few months before she died. Kahn maintained his silence until he spoke on record to The Telegraph in 2008. The movie is described as a “love story between a princess locked in a tower and an ordinary man.”
The film could well prove controversial though, as the Stephen Jeffrey’s script is said to portray Diana in a rather unflattering light. Production will begin in March 2012.
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