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Naomi Watts Has Been Cast As Princess Diana In New Biopic!

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Looks like Charlize Theron (or Carey Mulligan) is going to have some competition!

Earlier this week, we heard that both Charlize and Carey are favorites to play the role of Princess Di in an upcoming biopic based on the 2009 book Diana: Closely Guarded Secret.

Now, we've learned that Naomi Watts has just signed on to play Princess Diana in ANOTHER upcoming movie about the Princess of Wales entitled Caught In Flight, which is being described as follows:

CAUGHT IN FLIGHT is a compelling portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales during the last two years of her life. It charts how finding true personal happiness for the first time allowed her to achieve her defining successes evolving into a major international campaigner and humanitarian.

Here's what Naomi had to say about being chosen for the role:

"It is such an honour to be able to play this iconic role – Princess Diana was loved across the world, and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen."

Should be interesting to see which of these two Diana movies come out on top! We'll keep an eye out for more casting news from the other one!

What do U think? Is Naomi Watts right for this role???

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8 comments to “Naomi Watts Has Been Cast As Princess Diana In New Biopic!”



  1. 1

    womp womp…



  2. 2

    Carey Mulligan would be the best to play her. She has Diana's Mona Lisa smile.



  3. 3

    There are actually three Diana biopics in the works–Caught in flight, Diana and Closely Guarded Secret–and both ScarJo and Carey's reps have said their respective clients have never been approached for the projects. I'm just bummed because Naomi is replacing Jessica Chastain. I would love to have seen her be Diana.



  4. 4

    Um, can someone do away with Carey Mulligan? I hate that bitch and the way she looks and talks and her acting, ugh. whatever movie she'll be in in the futre I certainly will NOT watch



  5. 5

    She's a much better choice than the other two. HOWEVVVVVA- I thought that someone like Holly Hunter (maybe with a prosthetic) would really look like her.



  6. 6

    Diana was British, why have an american play her?



  7. 7

    Re: itspersonal – Naomi Watts is Australian



  8. 8

    Re: itspersonal – but your right, she can't act.