Kristen Stewart will be starring in Lady Diana’s biopic titled ‘Spencer’, and her first look as the iconic Princess of Wales is absolutely stunning!
The producers unveiled a first-look image of Stewart as the young royal on Wednesday. The first image features Stewart in one of Diana’s iconic red-coat looks, believed to be from 1993.
Filming will take place in Germany and the U.K. and the film is likely to launch this year. 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of Lady Diana’s death.
Cast of ‘Spencer’
The cast of ‘Spencer’ also includes BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall (“Mr. Turner”), Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”) and Sean Harris (“Mission: Impossible”).
The film is produced by Juan de Dios Larraín (“Jackie”) for Fabula Films, Jonas Dornbach and Janine Jackowski (“Toni Erdmann”) for Komplizen Film and BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee Paul Webster (“Anna Karenina”) for Shoebox Films.
What will the film show?
‘Spencer’ will be focusing on one weekend in the life of Princess Diana, as she spends the Christmas holiday with the Royal Family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, and decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles. The film has been written by the creator of “Peaky Blinders”, Steven Knight.
“‘Spencer is a dive inside an emotional imagining of who Diana was at a pivotal turning point in her life,” said Stewart. “It is a physical assertion of the sum of her parts, which starts with her given name: Spencer. It is a harrowing effort for her to return to herself, as Diana strives to hold onto what the name Spencer means to her.”
“We are extremely grateful for the support of our distributors worldwide, our partners and funders who have shown tremendous commitment to us in these extraordinary times. With Kristen Stewart, Steven Knight and the rest of our fantastic team both in front and behind the camera, we are bringing ‘Spencer’ to the world. It is an independently produced film made for the big screen about an iconic woman’s own declaration of independence. We couldn’t be more excited,” said producers Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Juan de Dios Larraín, Paul Webster and Pablo Larraín.
“I think it’s a different perspective on a story that we don’t all know well, but we all feel we now are a part of it,” – Steven Knight
In an interview with ‘Variety’, Knight talked about how working on the script was a “pleasure”. “And I just found the whole thing fascinating. To talk to people who knew her and to try and get a view of this person — who this person really was — who was an ordinary person in extraordinary situations, is the way I think of her.”, he said. Knight said he hadn’t watched hit Netflix series “The Crown” because he didn’t want his perspective to be influenced by the show.
Kristen Stewart first rose to fame in 2008, when she played the role of ‘Bella Swan’ in famous movie series “Twilight”. She has since then starred in other movies such as “Charlie’s Angels”, “Underwater” and “Happiest Season”.