Actress Kristen Stewart of the Twilight movie saga is to portray Princess Diana in a new film about the late princess’s break-up from Prince Charles, according to reports.
She will star in a movie that is reportedly titled as Spencer, said a CNN report.
The movie is set in the early 1990s.
It is to be scripted by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, said Hollywood news sites.
According to Director Pablo Larrain, Stewart is “one of the great actors around today”.
The movie will revolve Diana realizing her marriage isn’t working.
In an interview with Deadline, Larrain said, “We decided to get into a story about identity, and around how a woman decides somehow, not to be the queen,”
“She’s a woman who, in the journey of the movie, decides and realizes that she wants to be the woman she was before she met Charles,” added the movie director.
Diana Spencer married Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, in 1981.
They separated in 1992 and later divorced in 1996.
She later died in a car crash in Paris the following year. The princess’ death has proven “traumatic” for son, Prince William, click here to read more.
Stewart is best known for playing Bella Swan in the hit Twilight franchise from 2008-2012.
She has also appeared in last year’s Charlie’s Angels remake and 2014’s Snow White and the Huntsman.
“Kristin can be many things, and she can be very mysterious and very fragile an ultimately very strong as well, which is what we need,” added Larrain.
Larrain also made Jackie, 2016’s biopic of Jackie Kennedy.
The film industry has portrayed The Princess of Wales before.
Actress, Naomi Watts played her in the 2013 film, Diana.
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