Earlier this month the Royal Family welcomed in it’s newest member when Prince George was born in England. While the event was all about the heir to the British throne being born, Princess Diana came up again and again, mainly in comparisons to Duchess Kate Middleton. Diana may not be with us anymore but she sill certainly continue to dominate conversation as the first biopic about her life has gotten an official release date.
Diana, which stars actress Naomi Watts in the titular role as the iconic princess, has set a November 1, 2013 release date putting it squarely in the running for the awards season.
It’s been 16 years since Princess Diana was killed in a car accident in August 1997, and since then we haven’t seen a biopic based around her life. There have been films based around events in her life, as the Academy Award nominated film The Queen was based on the reaction to Diana’s death within the Royal Family.
Watts will be stepping into Diana’s shoes for the first time every on the big screen and the film is already looking like it could be in for some nominations come awards season. The film will no doubt garner massive amounts of attention given it’s based on one of the most iconic figures of the last 100 years. Diana seems to take the route of a biopic but has traces of making Diana’s story into that of a tragic love-lost story.
We won’t know exactly what is in store with Diana but audiences everywhere will be waiting for November 1st to find out.