Spencer, the upcoming biographical film starring American actor Kristen Stewart as the late Princess of Wales, Diana, will feature English actor Jack Farthing as Charles, the Prince of Wales and Diana’s former husband, reported Deadline.
The film is directed by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín. The makers released another photo of Stewart as Diana.
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According to the report, the film, which is in its last leg of shooting in the UK, is based on a specific part of Diana’s life when she spends a Christmas weekend holiday with the Royal family at their Sandringham estate in Norfolk, UK. The instance sparks the late Princess to quit her marriage.
The film has also been shot in Germany. It is expected to release later this year.
The year 2022 marks the 25th death anniversary of Diana. She died in a car crash in Paris in August 1997.
The film is written by British screenwriter Steven Knight. It is produced by Juan de Dios Larraín for Fabula Films, Paul Webster under Shoebox Films banner and Jonas Dornbach and Janine Jackowski for Komplizen Film.
Spencer also features Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins, and Sean Harris.
The film comes at a time when the Royal family is being talked about. While the recent Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry, Princess Diana’s youngest son, and his wife Meghan Markle talked about the their struggles and disappointments with the Royal family, the fourth season of The Crown series on Netflix focused on Diana and her inability to cope with her husband and the alleged indifference she faced from the Royal family. The season led to a backlash from fans against the Royal family, with UK’s Cultural Secretary Oliver Dowden asking Netflix to warn viewers of the fictional nature of the show. However, the streaming service refused to add a disclaimer.