Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana Movie Sells to Neon, Topic Studios
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"Spencer" - a drama starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana - has sold its US rights to Neon, the production company behind last year's Oscar winner "Parasite", and Topic Studios.
Neon, who will release the film, and Topic paid $ 4 million for the rights. The drama revolves around a weekend in the early 1990s when Diana decided to split up with Prince Charles. "Jackie" director Pablo Larrain is on board to direct a screenplay by Steven Knight. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2021.
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CAA Media Finance, which arranged the financing of the film, represented the distribution rights of the USA. FilmNation Entertainment represents international rights and this week introduced the film to buyers in the Cannes virtual market.
Larrain will also produce with Juan de Dios Larrain through her Fabula banner together with Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski and Paul Webster.
"Spencer" will focus on Princess Diana during her last Christmas vacation with the House of Windsor at Sandringham Estate. Diana Frances Spencer and Prince Charles married in 1981. The relationship was strained due to their incompatibility and extramarital affairs. The couple separated in 1992 and the marriage ended in divorce in 1996. She died in a traffic accident in Paris in 1997.
Stewart is best known for playing Bella Swan in the "Twilight" franchise. She won a Cesar Award for "Clouds of Sils Maria" - the first American actress to receive the award. Her recent credits include "Seberg" and "Charlie's Angels".
The message was first reported by Deadline.
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