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by Nigel M Smith
June 12, 2013 9:29 AM
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Watch: Naomi Watts Guns For That Elusive Oscar in First Trailer For Royal Biopic 'Diana'

This year's Best Actress race to the Oscars is a decidedly royal affair. Nicole Kidman is gunning for her second golden statue this Christmas season as the titular princess and famed screen siren in "Grace of Monaco." Hot on her heels is two-time Oscar nominee, and fellow Aussie, Naomi Watts, with her anticipated take on another Princess in the royal biopic "Diana," directed by Olivier Hirschbiegel ("Downfall").

Indiewire got a juicy five-minute glimpse of Kidman as Grace Kelly at Cannes. While that footage has yet to surface online, a trailer for "Diana" did this morning. Clocking in at just one-minute long, the teaser doesn't feature a single line of dialogue, relying instead on Watts' eery resemblance to the late Princess of Wales to reel you in. Let us know if the approach works in the comment section below.

Boasting a script by Steven Jeffreys ("The Libertine"), the biopic centers on Diana's affair with Dr. Hasnat Kahn (Naveen Andrews) that lasted from 1995 until a few months before her death in 1997.


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8 Comments

  • Bobby | June 12, 2013 11:35 PMReply

    What does "gunning for that elusive Oscar" have to do with indie film? Is anybody home here? At all?

  • Whodatninja | June 12, 2013 10:58 PMReply

    Eery resemblance? Passing resemblance. She's obviously a very good actress so she might be good in the part but I wouldn't mistake her for Diana. Still grappling with Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly. Something about the way Kelly carried herself onscreen reminds me more of Teresa Palmer (or the other way around I guess).

  • Whodatninja | June 12, 2013 10:58 PMReply

    Eery resemblance? Passing resemblance. She's obviously a very good actress so she might be good in the part but I wouldn't mistake her for Diana. Still grappling with Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly. Something about the way Kelly carried herself onscreen reminds me more of Teresa Palmer (or the other way around I guess).

  • JBG | June 12, 2013 3:11 PMReply

    Agree with others, looks like a lifetime movie at best. Also, I am not a fan of your new msn video player, for what that is worth :)

  • Nigel M. Smith | June 12, 2013 3:36 PM

    It's not our video player. MSN premiered the trailer so we embedded from there.

  • JK | June 12, 2013 11:16 AMReply

    Looks like another excercise in the recreation of a series famous photographs and footage (with terrible wigs).

  • Lenny | June 12, 2013 10:48 AMReply

    it looks really bad, half the trailer they're just showing off her legs and then when they finally reveal her its Naomi Watts in a bad wig.

  • Ava | June 12, 2013 9:41 AMReply

    Who wrote the music? As important as the visuals