Although the role was originally tipped for Jessica Chastain — who we love — it would seem that her subsequent replacement, Naomi Watts, is proving to be the perfect fit for “Caught In Flight.” It looks like lensing has begun on the film, the first set pic has dropped, and yeah, Watts is dead ringer for Princess Diana, in a film that will surely draw attention and perhaps some controversy.
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (“Downfall,” “Five Minutes Of Heaven“) and written by Steven Jeffreys (“The Libertine“), the film will focus on Diana’s affair with Dr. Hasnat Kahn (played by “Lost” star Naveen Andrews) that lasted from 1995 until a few months before her death in 1997. He was regarded by many to be the love of her life, and she was said to be devastated when the relationship was over, with some speculating that she dated Dodi Fayed in order to make him jealous. And, the script will play into that, reportedly portraying the Princess “as a damaged person who stalks the doctor after he ends the affair.”
No word yet on if any other royal figures will be seen in the film, but undoubtedly faithful followers of the royal family will be waiting to see just how “Caught In Flight” portrays Diana, particularly in what would be her last days. No stateside distributor or release date yet, but all those pieces should come together in due course. [Kinopoisk/WWTDD]