Brand new images have premiered of Academy Award-nominated actress Naomi Watts playing the Princess of Wales in the much-awaited new film Diana. Set for U.S. release on November 1, the film reveals the untold story of the secret love affair between the world’s most famous woman and Hasnat Khan, a London doctor of South Asian heritage, played by Naveen Andrews of ‘Lost’ fame. Princess Diana was a champion for social justice and humanitarian causes and the work she began still helps and inspires people across the globe today, sixteen years after her death.
See the new images below of Watts as Princess Diana in a powder blue salwar kameez in a scene set in Lahore.
Release Date: November 1
Cast: Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
DIANA takes audiences into the private realm of one of the world’s most iconic and inescapably public women — the Princess of Wales, Diana (two-time Oscar® nominee NAOMI WATTS) — in the last two years of her meteoric life. On the occasion of the 16th anniversary of her sudden death, acclaimed director Oliver Hirschbiegel (the Oscar®-nominated Downfall) explores Diana’s final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan (NAVEEN ANDREWS, “Lost,” The English Patient), the human complications of which reveal the Princess’s climactic days in a compelling new light.
Hirschbiegel directs from a screenplay by award-winning playwright Stephen Jeffreys, inspired by the book Diana: Her Last Love by Kate Snell, which was in turn drawn from extensive interviews with close friends and confidantes. The result is a window into the tumultuous, change-filled period from 1995-1997, in the wake of Diana’s shattering divorce from Prince Charles, and at the moment when she stood on the cusp of a different life, evolving into a global humanitarian, a master of maneuvering fame and becoming her own woman.