Jessica Chastain to Play Princess Diana in ‘Caught in Flight’

| November 7, 2011 - 2:00 pm

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Jessica Chastain is set to take on her biggest role yet. The actress, who starred in The Tree of Life, will star as Princess Diana in Caught In Flight, Indiewire reports. The film will feature the love story between Diana and Dr. Hasnat Khan, a Pakistani-born surgeon with whom she had a relationship in the mid-90s, concluding in 1997.

In recent years, films based off of the lives of exceptional real-people people have proven to be huge successes, both with fans and with critics. One of the earliest award-winning biographical films was Erin Brockovich in 2000, which starred Julia Roberts as the environmental activist. Other award winners include Ali star Will Smith for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali, and Leonardo DiCaprio for his portrayal of aviation pioneer Howard Hughes in The Aviator.

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