Princess Diana movie to star Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts will play the lead role in an upcoming Princess Diana movie about the British icon’s last two years of life, producers announced on Thursday. The Princess Diana biopic, “Caught in Flight,” will be directed by Oliver Hirshbiegel (“Downfall” from a screenplay by Stephen Jeffreys (“The Libertine”).

The Princess Diana movie, from Britain’s Ecosse Films, will focus on the two years before the beloved Princess of Wales died at 36 in a horrific car accident. The film charts Princess Diana’s search for “true personal happiness for the first time” while continuing to be “a major international campaigner and humanitarian” in the final years before her death.

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