See First Photo of Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in ‘Spencer’
Kristen Stewart made her debut as Princess Diana.
The main photography of Pablo Larrain's "Spencer" has started. The production reveals the first look at Stewart as a young king.
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The film was written by Steven Knight, creator of Peaky Blinders, and focuses on a weekend in the life of Princess Diana who spends the Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk and decides to marry Prince Charles left.
The shooting takes place in Germany and Great Britain. The start is expected in autumn 2021. 2022 will be the 25th anniversary of Diana's death.
The cast also includes BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall ("Mr. Turner"), Oscar nominees Sally Hawkins ("The Shape of Water") and Sean Harris ("Mission: Impossible").
The film is directed by Juan de Dios Larraín (“Jackie”) for Fabula Films, Jonas Dornbach and Janine Jackowski (“Toni Erdmann”) for Accomplice Film and BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee Paul Webster (“Anna Karenina”) for Shoebox Films produced.
"Spencer is a leap into an emotional notion of who Diana was at a crucial turning point in her life," said Stewart. “It's a physical assertion of the sum of its parts that begins with their first name: Spencer. It is a terrifying struggle for her to get back to herself as Diana struggles to hold onto what the name Spencer means to her. "
“We are very grateful for the support of our distributors around the world, our partners and donors, who have shown us enormous commitment in these extraordinary times. With Kristen Stewart, Steven Knight and the rest of our fantastic team in front of and behind the camera, we're giving birth to "Spencer". It's an independently produced movie for the big screen about a legendary woman's declaration of independence. We couldn't be more excited, ”said producers Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Juan de Dios Larraín, Paul Webster and Pablo Larraín.
Executive producers are Tom Quinn, Jeff Deutchman and Christina Zisa for Neon and Michael Bloom, Maria Zuckerman and Ryan Heller for Topic Studios.
FilmNation Entertainment handled international sales with all major territories sold through the Cannes virtual market. The CAA Media Finance group was sold to Neon and Topic Studios for distribution in the United States. STXinternational will distribute the film in the UK, France, Italy and the Benelux countries, and DCM will distribute in Germany.
Other areas sold are: Australia / New Zealand (Roadshow), Latin America, Spain and Portugal (Sun), South Korea (Green Narae), Japan (Tohokushina), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Canada (Elevation), CIS / Baltic States (Central Partnership)) , Eastern Europe (Forum), Middle East (Italy), Singapore (Shaw), Greece / Cyprus (Spentzos), Hong Kong (Golden Scene), India / Pakistan (Impact Films India), Israel (Lev), Turkey (FilmArti), South Africa (Empire), Taiwan (Moviecloud) and Thailand (M Pictures).
“Working on the script was a pleasure. I think it's a different perspective on a story that we don't all know well, but we all feel part of it now, ”Knight Variety said in an exclusive interview last week. “And I found the whole thing fascinating. Talking to people they knew and trying to get a look at that person - who that person really was - who was an ordinary person in extraordinary situations is the way I see them. "
Knight said he didn't watch the Netflix series "The Crown" because he didn't want his perspective to be influenced by the show. The fourth season of "The Crown," which began streaming in 2020, mainly focuses on the relationship between Lady Diana (played by Emma Corrin) and Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor). The season was in the spotlight as the relatives of the real people portrayed in the drama discussed their portrayals.
British Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden and Lady Diana's brother Charles Spencer later demanded that "The Crown" contain a disclaimer stating that it was a fiction show, but Netflix declined.
Spencer is supported by the Deutsche Filmanstalt (DFFF), the medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the Federal Film Authority (FFA), the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and HessenFilm und Medien.
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