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‘Diana’ UK Trailer: Naomi Watts Plays the People’s Princess in a Bittersweet Love Story

25 Jul

Naomi Watts Channels Princess Diana On Set

The UK trailer for Diana has been released, according to NBC News.

It’s a story of man meets woman – only she was the most famous woman in the world.

In the first full-length trailer for the upcoming biopic Diana, Naomi Watts takes audiences into the private life of publicly-admired Diana, the Princess of Wales, as she fell in love with a heart surgeon, Dr. Hasnat Kahn (Naveen Andrews), in her final two years.

“He doesn’t treat me like a princess,” Watts’ Diana confides in friend. “It’s almost as if he doesn’t know who I am.”

But Diana’s passionate love affair with the Pakistani doctor – which followed her exit from the royal family, when she divorced from Prince Charles – was doomed, crippling under public scrutiny and pressure from his conservative Muslim family. The romance ended just before Diana’s death in a paparazzi-chased Paris car crash in 1997.

Diana is scheduled to open Sept. 20 in the U.K., but there is still no official U.S. release date.

‘Diana’ Poster Placed at Paris Crash Site was a “Coincidence”

16 Mar

Diana Movie Naomi Watts Blue Sapphires

It was discovered that a movie poster advertising Diana was placed near the entrance to Place de l’Alma, the Parisian tunnel where Diana, Princess of Wales died in a 1997 car crash.

A friend of Diana’s told the Daily Express that poster’s proximity to the tunnel was “despicable and a shameless attempt at publicity.”

Not so, according to advertising agency JCDecaux, who explained to Deadline London that the poster’s placement was merely a coincidence, and that it had been taken down at that location at the request of French distributor Le Pacte today.

A rep for Le Pacte clarified that exact locations are not selected for the distribution of posters, and that there are more than 1,000 around the city right now.

The critically-panned biopic, starring Naomi Watts, took in just over one million dollars its opening weekend in the UK. It will open stateside on November 1st.






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