We think that these casting choices are absolutely inspired!
A Princess Diana biopic is currently in development, and sources close to the production have revealed that they hope to cast Keira Knightley in the title role, as well as Helen Mirren as her mother, Frances Shand Kydd!
The film ideally would be released in 2011, to coincide with what would be the Princess of Wales' 50th birthday.
‘The project is in the early stages but Pathe has chosen 2011 quite deliberately. There’s a buzz about this. Pathe also made The Duchess, which starred Keira as Georgiana, the fifth Duchess of Devonshire – the great-great-great-great aunt of Diana – and controversially used an image of Diana to trail the movie. They believe that footage made the film a big hit in America where Diana still has a loyal following. They think Keira will be perfect to play Diana. It will be in the same vein as their movie The Queen and will detail the ups and downs of Diana’s marriage and the early lives of the Princes.’
We actually think Keira would do an amazing job in the part! And obviously, Mirren can do no wrong, so to throw her into the mix is a fantastic idea!
Hopefully, however, the production will produce a film that honors her life and memory, and be respectful of the Princes and her loved ones!
What do U think?? Should there be a Princess Diana biopic?
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