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‘Spencer’: 16 Details to Know About Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana Film and Transformation

Pablo Larraín's new movie started filming in January 2021 and will be released by the end of the year.

Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in "Spencer"

Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in “Spencer”

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When it was first announced in summer 2020 that Pablo Larraín and Kristen Stewart would be tackling a movie about the late Princess Diana, some wondered why a Chilean filmmaker and an American actress were being tasked with bringing to life one of the United Kingdom’s most iconic figures. It’s a topic Larraín is no stranger to as he faced it before with “Jackie,” a biographical drama about Jackie Kennedy that just so happened to be his first English-language effort. As “Jackie” producer Darren Aronofsky told The New York Times about putting Larraín in the director’s chair, “Sometimes the most interesting perspective comes from the outside.”

Aronofsky went on to call Larraín a “very diverse, but also extremely precise auteur,” adding, “He’s extremely smart and not afraid of layering on lots and lots of different levels to think about in a film. He’s very close to the actors and to the characters, and he’s unflinching.”

“Jackie” scored critical acclaim and Oscar nominations. Will “Spencer” follow in its footsteps? The projects could not be more different other than focusing on two prominent women who became cultural icons. Larraín started production on “Spencer” this year, and the film is being turned around fast for a late 2021 release. Below is every detail we know so far about “Spencer.”

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