Here we have the trailer for Diana, and not a moment too soon. You can never have too many films about British royalty, I always say. (Note: I do not say that). Diana is directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, director of the meme-infamous Downfall and its constantly repurposed Hitler scene, and promises to tell the story of how she was famous and blonde and beloved the world over for being famous and blonde. Wasn’t she glamorous?? Remember how she was constantly photographed?? And then suddenly, she was tragic and dead and famous and blonde, and for a time was the most tragic dead famous blonde in the world. The soundtrack, if I’m not mistaken, is Elton John’s “Candle In the Wind,” which was originally written for Marilyn Monroe, but can really be applied to any tragic dead famous blonde. RIP, Di, a shining example of how famous fame can make you.
Naomi Watts stars in the pic with Naveen Andrews as Dr. Hasnat Khan, the Pakistani heart surgeon Diana dated before meeting Dodi Fayed. Stephen Jeffreys wrote the script. The film was a hot property in Cannes last month where eOne made the acquisition for the U.S., the UK, Canada and Spain. The film goes out in the UK on September 20. [Deadline]
I think I’ll pass, but good luck on the Oscar hunt, Naomi Watts!