Caught In Flight has revealed its first glimpse of star Naomi Watts in costume as Princess Diana, and with the help if a prosthetic nose, there’s not a bad likeness between the actress and her royal subject.
The film, directed by Downfall ‘s Oliver Hirschbiegel, will chart the two years prior to the Princess’s untimely death, focusing upon her real-life affair with heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan. As well as homing in on her personal life, the film will also explore her humanitarian work as an international campaigner.
Watts certainly seems to have captured Diana’s general look and bearing, although there’s something about that prosthetic nose that pitches her somewhere between the Princess and Nicole Kidman. Or maybe that’s just us.
The last time Diana was the subject of a major motion picture was in Stephen Frears’ The Queen , when her death loomed large over the remaining members of the royal family. This film is unlikely to dwell on quite such morbid subject material, although the inevitable conclusion is still likely to cast a melancholy pall over proceedings.
Lost star Naveen Andrews will be playing Diana’s lover Dr. Khan, while The Libertine ‘s Stephen Jeffreys has written the script. Caught In Flight will open in France on 20 February 2013, with a UK release date to be confirmed.