The film also features Poldark fame Jack Farthing, who will play Prince Charles in the film.
Ending the long wait for Pablo Larrain’s biographical drama Spencer, starring Twilight fame Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, the makers confirmed that the drama will hit the theatres this November. Fans of the BAFTA-winning actor and film buffs, in general, have been curious for more updates ever since the first look of the actor as the charismatic Diana was revealed.
It is reported that Spencer, which is the Venice and Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) title, has got an ‘awards-season release date, with Neon and Topic Studios locking the release of the film for November 5.
The story unfolds in the last three days during her Christmas holidays with the royal family House in Windsor at the Sandringham estate of the Princess of Wales. The official pitch for the film has billed it as an ‘imaging of what might have happened during those few fateful days.’
Apart from Stewart, the film also stars Jack Farthing, who rose to fame with Poldark, and will be seen essaying the role of her husband, Prince Charles. BAFTA nominee Tim, Academy Award nominee Sally Hawkins, and Sean Harris have also joined the cast.
Back in June 2020, Neon and Topic Studios had together gained the US rights to Spencer. With Larrain helming the film, whose last project Jackie fetched Natalie Portman the Best Actor (female) nomination for essaying the role of Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the days of US president John F Kennedy’s assassination, coupled with the stellar cast and the promise of a nuanced narrative, Spencer is expected to be a strong contender for the Academy Awards.
Juan de Dios Larrain of Fabula Films, Jonas Dornbach and Janine Jackowski of Komplizen Film, and Paul Webster of Shoebox Films have bankrolled the film.
Steven Knight, who is noted for Peaky Blinders, Locked Down has written the screenplay for the film.