Spencer, the next film starring Kristen Stewart and directed by Pablo Larran about three days in the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, has debuted its first poster.
According to USA Today, this much-anticipated drama will have its global premiere next month at the Venice International Film Festival before heading to the Toronto International Film Festival on September 15th.
Stewart is shown squatting in a crying stance while wearing an ivory embroidered strapless ball gown in the poster, which was released on Wednesday, Aug. 25. The photograph is stunning for anybody who understands Diana’s private difficulties and heartaches during her time as Princess of Wales, even though we can’t see her face.
With Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles having “long since gone cold,” the movie spans three days of “eating and drinking, shooting and hunting” amid “rumors of affairs and a divorce,” according to an official synopsis.
Spencer is believed to take place during a long weekend over the Christmas holidays in 1991 at Sandringham, and was written by Steven Knight, whose credits include critical blockbusters such as Dirty Pretty Things, Locke, and Peaky Blinders, as well as less well-received films Serenity and Locked Down. The storyline revolves around Diana’s decision to end her marriage to Prince Charles (played by Poldark’s Jack Farthing) – which she reportedly made during this period.
The film’s director, Pablo Larran, told the publication, “We all grew up, at least I did in my generation, reading and understanding what a fairy tale is. Usually, the prince comes and finds the princess, invites her to become his wife and eventually she becomes queen. That is the fairy tale.”
“When someone decides not to be the queen, and says, I’d rather go and be myself, it’s a big, big decision,” he continued. “A fairy tale upside down. I’ve always been very surprised by that and thought it must have been very hard to do. That is the heart of the movie.”
The ornate ensemble is evocative of Diana Spencer’s Diaghilev gown, which she wore to the Royal Opera House and the premiere of the film The Living Daylights. David and Elizabeth Emanuel, who previously designed her wedding gown, produced the stunning garment.
Earlier this year, another photo of Stewart dressed as Princess Diana was revealed. Stewart is dressed in a brilliant red coat, black hat with a netted veil, and black pussybow top, almost unrecognizable with Diana’s blonde feathered haircut. It’s an apparent replica of the costume Diana wore to a church service in Sandringham in 1993.
Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins, and Sean Harris are among those who feature. Jackie, Larran’s renowned study of Jackie Kennedy, starring Natalie Portman, is the most well-known similar effort.
The new poster is now garnering a lot of attention from people all over the world.
Stewart is the latest in a long line of actresses to play the princess, with Naomi Watts memorably portraying her in the movie “Diana” in 2013. Emma Corrin recently appeared in the fourth season of “The Crown” as Diana. Elizabeth Debicki has subsequently been cast to play the royal in coming seasons of the popular Netflix series, which covers a new historical period in each season.
A Broadway musical based on Diana’s life will premiere later this year, and a Netflix video of a performance will be available on October 1. The titular character is played by Jeanna de Waal, and the songs include Whatever Love Means Anyway and Here Comes James Hewitt. Both Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and Barbara Cartland are played by the same actress, Judy Kaye.
Stewart’s first look from the film made waves earlier this week, with the Charlie’s Angels star looking stunning as the young royal princess. Furthermore, she is shown in the first glimpse wearing a red and black outfit that precisely resembles the late Princess Diana.