Naomi Watts was walking into a potential firestorm the moment she took the title role in Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Diana, although on the evidence of this new trailer, she may pull off the portrayal of the People’s Princess. Whether the film will be any good is yet to be seen though.
The film focuses on the time after Princess Diana’s divorce from Prince Charles and a secret romance between the then-most famous woman in the world and a Pakistani heart surgeon (Naveen Andrews), who the movie suggests she fell harder for than her more public relationships with James Hewitt and Dodi Fayed.
Those worrying about whether it will wallow in her death apparently don’t need to worry, as it’s said it solely focuses on this romance. Diana reaches UK cinemas on September 20th, but no US date is currently set. [Read more…]