We’ve watched Kristen Stewart portray several iconic figures, including Joan Jett and Jean Seberg, and she’s getting ready to play another one as she’s been cast as Princess Diana in the upcoming biopic Spencer.
Pablo Larraín, whose previous films include Jackie and Neruda, will direct this promising film. The script will be penned by Steven Knight, and it will cover a crucial weekend in Lady Di’s life in which she realized her marriage isn’t working.
“We decided to get into a story about identity, and around how a woman decides somehow, not to be the queen. She’s a woman who, in the journey of the movie, decides and realizes that she wants to be the woman she was before she met Charles,” Larraín told Deadline.
He also described Princess Diana as “a powerful icon”, and said that Stewart felt like the right actress to play this role because she’s “very mysterious and very fragile an ultimately very strong” at the same time.
Stewart’s recent filmography includes the action blockbuster Charlie’s Angels and political thriller Seberg, based on the life of the French New Wave icon Jean Seberg. She’s also set to appear in Clea DuVall’s Happiest Season later this year.