In the first trailer for ‘Spencer’, an upcoming biographical drama about Princess Diana, Hollywood actor Kristen Stewart has channeled the beloved royal with aplomb.
According to Variety, the movie, directed by ‘Jackie’ filmmaker Pablo Larrain, has been set in 1991 and takes place over the Christmas holiday as Diana and Prince Charles grapple with the decision to end their marriage.
English actor Jack Farthing has starred in the film alongside Stewart as the heir apparent to the British throne.
First-look photos of Stewart as Diana have set the internet ablaze, but film fans had been eagerly waiting to hear the American actor’s take on Diana’s British accent.
Yet it appears the studios behind the film, Neon and Topic, want to keep people guessing since Stewart only utters two words in the minute-long trailer.
“They know everything,” Sally Hawkins, who appears in an undisclosed role, tells Diana. She responds, “They don’t.”
The teaser offered a captivating glimpse into life at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, one that included lavish meals and stunning clothing. Stewart can be seen becoming increasingly emotional, grappling with rumours of affairs and evading ruthless paparazzi.
‘Spencer’ isn’t entirely true-to-fact, but rather serves as an imagining of what might have happened during that fateful holiday period.
The cast also includes Olga Hellsing as Sarah the Duchess of York, Amy Manson as Anne Boleyn and Niklas Kohrt as Prince Andrew. ‘Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight wrote the screenplay. ‘Spencer’ is scheduled to release in theatres on November 5.
The trailer dropped days ahead of the death anniversary of Princess Diana, who succumbed to injuries following a car crash on August 31, 1997 in Paris while being chased by the paparazzi.