Naomi Watts to play Princess Diana in movie Caught In Flight
Oscar-nominated actress Naomi Watts is to play Princess Diana in a new movie biopic about the final two years of Diana's life - Caught In Flight.
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Keira Knightley and The Help star Jessica Chastain are both said to have been in the running for the role, but it was British-born Naomi who landed the coveted lead.
Speaking about the new role, Naomi said: "It is such an honour to be able to play this iconic role - Princess Diana was loved across the world, and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen."
Set to start filming next year, the movie will be directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel - of Downfall fame - and follows the Princess' relationships with surgeon Hasnat Khan and Dodi Fayed, along with her charitable campaigns against landmines.
Caught In Flight follows a recent trend of high-profile biopics including J.Edgar, The Iron Lady and My Week With Marilyn and no doubt will prove every bit as successful.