Kristen Stewart’s ‘Spencer’ Is the Princess Diana Movie We’ve Been Waiting For: Everything to Know
Stewart will be joined by Poldark star Jack Farthing, who will play Prince Charles. Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) will round out the cast.
British screenwriter Steven Knight, who created Peaky Blinders, wrote the movie, and Pablo Larraín directed the biopic.
Larraín previously directed 2016’s Jackie, which followed Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy.
The Dramatic Poster
The promotional image released in August 2021 doesn’t show Diana’s face, but it instead shows her hunched over in despair, drowning in her massive white ballgown.
“All fairy tales end,” the poster reads.
“The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate,” the production company, Neon, shared in the film’s official description.
“There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be profoundly different.”
In August 2021, fans saw the first glimpse of the stunning footage — and finally heart Stewart’s take on Diana’s voice, which the actress previously called “so distinct and particular.” She told InStyle in October 2020, “The accent is intimidating as all hell.”
Stewart’s Performance Is Phenomenal
“I didn’t realize she’d completely immerse herself into this role, leaving zero trace of her lip-biting Twilight teen past,” Us Weekly’s film critic Mara Reinstein wrote after watching the film’s September premiere at Telluride Film Festival. “By using her real-life shyness to her advantage, Stewart plays Diana as a soft-spoken yet self-reliant modern woman who daydreams of the rambunctious girl she used to be. In her heart, the People’s Princess can still dance with exuberance and sing with abandon and eat all the fast food she desires. It’s a joy, not to mention a revelation, watching the star pull this all off.