Cinephiles have been on their toes since the first look of Kristen as Diana was unveiled. Now the makers have piqued even more interests of the fans who were eager to watch the ‘Twilight’ actor play the much-loved royal on-screen.
According to the report, ‘Spencer’ — the Venice and Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) title that will see Kristen play Princess Diana– has gotten an ‘awards-season’ release date. Neon and Topic Studios has scheduled the feature for November 5.
The movie will showcase the three days in one of the princess’s last Christmas holidays as a member of the House of Windsor at their Sandringham estate.
The description for the movie reads, “Spencer is an imaging of what might have happened during those few fateful days.”
Kristen will act in the film opposite ‘Poldark’ star Jack Farthing who will be portraying Prince Charles. The cast also includes BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall, Academy Award nominee Sally Hawkins, and Sean Harris.
Neon and Topic Studios had jointly acquired the US rights to the movie in June 2020. The film is expected to be an Oscar contender. Larrain’s last film ‘Jackie’ earned Natalie Portman the best actor (female) nomination for playing Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the days after JFK’s assassination. ‘Spencer’ is produced by Juan de Dios Larrain for Fabula Films, Jonas Dornbach and Janine Jackowski for Komplizen Film, and Paul Webster for Shoebox Films. Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Locked Down) penned the screenplay.