Kristen Stewart will be entering the world of royalty in a role that will see her play the late Princess Diana in Pablo Larrain’s ‘Spencer’.
The film will focus on Princess Diana over the course of one of her final Christmas holidays with the House of Windsor at the Sandringham estate in the early 1990s. It’s there Diana decides her marriage to Prince Charles isn’t working and she gives up a path that put her in line to one day be queen.
Larrain will direct from a screenplay penned by Steven Knight. Larrain will also produce with Juan de Dios Larrain through their Fabula banner, along with Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski and Paul Webster.
Stewart has emerged from her breakthrough role in the ‘Twilight’ saga to become a hit amongst indy filmmakers with a stand-out performance in ‘Personal Shopper’. She has since gone on to star in ‘Seberg’, ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and ‘Underwater’.
Knight is best known for his work on ‘Peaky Blinders’. His film work includes ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ and ‘Serenity’. On the TV side, Knight has worked with Tom Hardy on the BBC series ‘Taboo’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’.
Larrain is best known for helming the Jackie Kennedy pic ‘Jackie’ starring Natalie Portman. He also directed ‘Neruda’ starring Gael García Bernal.