Production of Pablo Larraín‘s movie Spencer has moved to the U.K. from Germany for the film’s final stretch of filming – and the first image of Kristen Stewart (Twilight, Personal Shopper) playing the late Princess Diana has been released.
The film focuses on a weekend when Princess Diana spent Christmas with the royal family at Sandringham Estate and when she decided to leave her marriage with Prince Charles.
“December 1991: The Prince and Princess of Wales’ marriage has long grown cold. Through rumors 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,” an official synopsis of the film said.
Jack Farthing (Poldark, Official Secrets) will play Prince Charles. Further cast includes Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner, The Party), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water, Paddington) and Sean Harris (Mission Impossible Fallout, Prometheus).
The film was written by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Dirty Pretty Things) and Spencer is directed by Larraín (Jackie, Neruda). Producers for the movie include, Juan de Dios Larraín, Jonas Dornbach, Paul Webster, Tom Quinn, Jeff Deutchman Christina Zisa and Micheal Bloom.
Spencer is expected to be released in fall 2021. Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of Diana’s death.