Naomi Watts to Play Princess Diana in New Movie

Naomi Watts will be playing Princess Diana in the upcoming biopic, Caught in Flight. The movie had originally cast Jessica Chastain (of The Help fame) for the part, but the actress pulled out of the film for unknown reasons.

Caught in Flight, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, will be about Princess Di’s last two years, surrounding around her failed marriage to Princess Charles and how finding true personal happiness for the first time allowed her to achieve her defining successes evolving into a major international campaigner and humanitarian, the film studio, Ecosse Films, says.

“It is such an honor to be able to play this iconic role,” Watts said in a statement. “Princess Diana was loved across the world, and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen.”

The plot has reportedly shifted a bit, as the original script focused on Princess Diana’s famous affair with Dr. Hasnat Kahn.

There is another Princess Diana biopic on the horizon. Adapted by the book, Closely Guarded Secret by the princess’s bodyguard Ken Wharfe, the film is rumoured to be looking at actresses such as Kiera Knightley, Carely Mulligan and Scarlett Johansson for the part of Princess Diana.

Caught in Flight is scheduled for a 2013 release.

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