Kristen Stewart starrer Spencer is slated to release on November 5, 2021.
Just when fans were getting over the beautiful portrayal of Princess Diana by Emma Corrin in The Crown, a biopic on Princess of Wales came underway. Titled Spencer, the biopic features Kristen Stewart in the titular role. The trailer and the first look of the actor as Diana have sent the internet into a meltdown. Only a month or so is left for the theatrical release of Spencer and fans can't wait to see Stewart in a never-seen-before avatar.
The makers described the premise of Spencer as - The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long ago grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham Estate. There's eating and drinking, shooting and hunting, Diana knows the drill, but this year, things are going to be profoundly different. Spencer is an imagining of what may need to have happened during those few fateful days.
Princess Diana's role is played by Kristen Stewart, while Jack Farthing is Charles, Prince of Wales. Prince William and Prince Harry's roles are portrayed by Jack Nielen and Freddie Spry respectively. Stella Gonet is playing the role of Queen Elizabeth II whereas Richard Sammel is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The other supporting cast includes Timothy Spall, Sean Harris and Sally Hawkins.
Spencer is directed by Pablo Larraín who earlier helmed Jackie, while Steven Knight has penned the script. The biopic is produced by Juan de Dios Larraín, Jonas Dornbach, Paul Webster, Pablo Larraín, Janine Jackowski and Maren Ade.
Spencer has been extensively shot in the different locales of Europe namely Schlosshotel Kronberg in Germany, Schloss Marquardt in Marquardt, north of the city of Potsdam and Nordkirchen Castle. The filming was done in a few other parts of the UK too.
The world premiere of Spencer was held at the recently concluded 78th Venice International Film Festival. The film was screened on September 3, 2021, and a few team members including Kristen attended the event. It's being reported that the film received a three-minute-long standing ovation during the screening.
Spencer is slated to have a worldwide release on November 5, 2021.