Actress Naomi Watts warded off competition from fellow superstars Jessica Chastain and Keira Knightley to bag the role of Diana, Princess of Wales in a new biopic.
The upcoming film, Caught in Flight, will be directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel.
The movie tells the story of the Princess of Wales’ search for personal happiness in the last years of her life before she died in a tragic car accident in 1997 while being relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi in Paris.
Watts admits that she is truly honored to be playing the beloved British icon and she looks forward to the challenge of portraying her on screen.
Production for the film will being in Britain later this year.