Naomi Watts to Play Princess Diana in New Biopic (PHOTOS)


Naomi Watts is about to take on the biggest role of her movie career.

According to Variety, the Oscar-nominated actress will play the late Princess Diana in Caught in Flight, a biopic from Downfall director Oliver Hirschbiegel.

The film will reportedly follow "the last two years of the princess' life and charts how finding true personal happiness for the first time allowed her to evolve into a major international campaigner and humanitarian."

"It is such an honor to be able to play this iconic role — Princess Diana was loved across the world and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen," Watts said in a statement.

Jessica Chastain was initially rumored to be up for the part, according to reports.

Is Naomi the right actress to play Diana, or would you have preferred Chastain? Sound off in the comments, then click through our gallery of other celebrities who have played real-life people on the big screen!

 

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  • Julie
    Julie

    Still better than Minka Kelly.

  • Julie
    Julie

    See Lifetime, HBO chooses REAL ACTORS for their movies.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Bill Murray for Oscar!

  • Julie
    Julie

    They really look like each other a lot, but I have serious doubts about Ashton's acting talent.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Don't screw up, or the angels will kill you.

  • Julie
    Julie

    I think she will be better than Reese Witherspoon. Too bad it's only a TV movie.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Can't wait!

  • Julie
    Julie

    The Butler sounds so exciting. So many actors playing so many important people.

  • Julie
    Julie

    AMAZING!

  • Julie
    Julie

    I want to see the pictures first, but I think Scarlett can do this .

  • Julie
    Julie

    I am still in shock that she will portrait this legend, but the movie is sure gonna bring a lot of rating for Lifetime.

  • Julie
    Julie

    Hope she won't screw up.

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    InsertNameHere

    Oh my god, who the fuck gave her that role, she's hot but she looks nothing like her

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