Here's our first look at Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in 'Spencer'

Daniella Scott
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Photo credit: Komplizen Film
Photo credit: Komplizen Film

From Cosmopolitan

A first look image of Kristen Stewart at Princess Diana in the upcoming film Spencer has been released. The Hotly anticipated biopic is set to tell the story of one specific weekend in Diana's life and is set to be released later this year. Here's everything we know.

What's Spencer going to be about?

The film will focus on one weekend in Princess Diana's life. As she spends her Christmas holiday with the rest of the royal family at Sandringham and comes to the decision that she must end her marriage to Prince Charles.

The official synopsis reads:

"December, 1991: The Prince and Princess of Wales' marriage has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at Sandringham Estate. There's eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. This year, things will be a whole lot different."

Stewart, who will play the lead role, said of the film, "Spencer is a dive inside an emotional imagining of who Diana was at a pivotal turning point in her life. It is a physical assertion of the sum of her parts, which starts with her given name; Spencer. It is a harrowing effort for her to return to herself, as Diana strives to hold onto what the name Spencer means to her."

Photo credit: Komplizen Film
Photo credit: Komplizen Film

Who has been cast in Spencer?

Alongside Stewart as Diana, Spencer will star Sally Hawkins (Paddington), Timothy Spall (Harry Potter) and Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible - Fallout)

Behind the camera, Spencer will be directed by Pablo Larraín (Jackie) and written by Peaky Blinders writer Steven Knight.

When is Spencer being released?

Spencer is currently set to be released in autumn 2021, with filming set to take place in Germany and the UK throughout the year.

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