9 February 2012 7:23 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Oscar-nominated actress Naomi Watts has just been given the royal task of bringing the late Princess Diana to the screen in the upcoming biopic Caught in Flight. The British-Australian star, who recently played Helen Gandy in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar, said in a release, “It is such an honor 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.”

The film, which will be produced by Ecosse Films, directed by Downfall’s Oliver Hirschbiegel (who stated, regarding Watts’ casting, “‘I »

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