Courtesy of Kinopoisk (via ThePlaylist), we have our first look at Naomi Watts as Princess Diana in Caught in Flight, from Downfall director Oliver Hirschbiegel. “Hirschbiegel” sounds like a German version of limp biscuit, doesn’t it?
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (“Downfall,” [the movie that started the Hitler meme] “Five Minutes Of Heaven”) and written by Steven Jeffreys (“The Libertine”), the film will focus on Diana’s affair with Dr. Hasnat Kahn (played by “Lost” star Naveen Andrews) that lasted from 1995 until a few months before her death in 1997. He was regarded by many to be the love of her life, and she was said to be devastated when the relationship was over, with some speculating that she dated Dodi Fayed in order to make him jealous. And, the script will play into that, reportedly portraying the Princess “as a damaged person who stalks the doctor after he ends the affair.” [ThePlaylist]
Well, I for one am excited about this. I mean it’s been what, five? Six minutes since someone made a movie about British royalty? “Please, tell me more about the symbolic monarchy!” I’m always saying. “I can’t get enough wigs and ceremony!”
Serious question though: do people really need the whole movie now? The picture is all we were after, right? I’m not sure if people actually like biopics, or they just like the idea of famous people dressing up like other famous people. If Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt dressed up like each other and took a bunch of pictures of it, it would make a billion dollars.