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Box Office (Specialty): Princess Diana Biopic Bombs in North America

3 November 2013 2:10 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Oliver Hirschbiegel's critically reviled biopic Diana -- starring Naomi Watts as the late Princess of Wales -- was quickly dethroned by moviegoers in North America, grossing $64,914 from 38 theaters for a bleak location average of $1,708. From a screenplay based on Kate Snell's 2001 book Diana: Her Last Love, the ill-fated biopic recounts the final two years of Princess Diana's life, including her love affairs with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan and Dodi Fayed. Story: 'Diana' Director Oliver Hirschbiegel Says Negative Reviews Are 'Devastating' Diana opened a month ago in the U.K., where it also bombed (one British

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- Pamela McClintock

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Controversial 'Diana' Poster Removed From Outside Parisian Tunnel

1 October 2013 9:26 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Paris – French distributor Le Pacte has removed a promotional poster for the film Diana that had been on display outside a metro station just steps away from the entrance to the tunnel where the car carrying the princess and boyfriend Dodi Fayed crashed in 1997.

“It was requested that the poster be removed Monday afternoon, and we received confirmation that it had been removed Monday evening,” said a spokesperson for the company. Since the placement of the poster caused an uproar in England over the weekend, Le Pacte asked international outdoor advertising behemoth

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- Rhonda Richford

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New Trailer and Poster for Royal Biopic 'Diana' Starring Naomi Watts

25 September 2013 8:13 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Before the biopic Diana hits theaters here in the United States, it will debut overseas, but the word from the title princess' homeland hasn't been all that favorable. Some reviews have called the film "terrible and tacky" and "a right royal mess." We're hoping that maybe the lead performance from Naomi Watts at least gives audiences something to latch onto. While we're waiting for the release, here's a new theatrical trailer for the film from Downfall director Oliver Hirschbiegel. We'll admit the film looks a little formualic and melodramatic, but when it comes to the royal family, people just eat this kind of story up. Watch it below! Here's the new trailer for Oliver Hirschbiegel's Diana, originally from Yahoo: And here's the first poster for the film courtesy of Entertainment Weekly: Diana, originally Caught in Flight, is directed by German filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel (The Experiment, Downfall, The Invasion) described »

- Alex Billington

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'Diana' snags a November release date

26 August 2013 1:59 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

It’s a release date fit for a Princess.

Diana, the Princess of Wales biopic starring Naomi Watts as the eponymous royal, will hit theaters in limited release on November 1, 2013. Entertainment One, who picked up the film for distribution at the Cannes Film Festival, announced the plans Monday, which positions Diana as an early awards hopeful.

The story focuses on the last two years of the late Princess’s life, including her little-known but significant romance with Dr. Hasnat Khan (played by Lost’s Naveen Andrews), a heart surgeon. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (The Invasion), the film will be a »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Watch: New International Trailer for 'Diana,' Starring Naomi Watts as Princess "of People's Hearts"

22 August 2013 11:11 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

A new international trailer for Oliver Hirschbiegel's "Diana," starring Naomi Watts as Princess Diana, has landed. The Japanese trailer gives us more of a sense of Watts' earnest performance (she's also a ringer for the Princess); the previous trailer was without dialogue.The jury is out on whether new distrib Entertainment One, which has more of an established presence in Canada than it does stateside, can make a significant Oscar push for the film (specifically a Best Actress play for Watts). She is the one who made the decision to go with them based on their pitch at Cannes. "Diana" is premiering at the Zurich Film Festival, but no word on it showing up at any of the major fall fests (Toronto, Venice, Nyff) that usually feed the Oscar beast. Especially with such a long road through the awards season, there seems to be a growing resistance to doing »

- Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna

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New Diana Trailer: Naomi Watts Shines as the People's Princess

6 August 2013 12:23 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

We've already seen the pics, as well as a brief teaser, of Naomi Watts' amazing transformation into Princess Diana for the upcoming biopic Diana. Now comes the film's first full international trailer, which essentially proves she was the right actress to play the part of the People's Princess. Sure, upon watching the clip, it certainly seems as if the movie will do a pretty thorough job when it comes to focusing on Diana's romantic relationship with heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan. But it's also quite the showcase for Watts' enormous talents. Then again, when are any of her films not? In this case, however, the two-time Oscar nominee appears to have outdone herself. It's a »

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New 'Diana' Trailer: Naomi Watts Romances Naveen Andrews

6 August 2013 8:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A new trailer for the upcoming Diana biopic reveals scenes of the relationship between the iconic princess (Naomi Watts) and her secret lover, Dr. Hasnat Khan, portrayed by Naveen Andrews. The film centers on the final years of Diana's life and her post-divorce romance with Khan, who was reluctant to trade his anonymity for the fame (and relentless media coverage) that came with being involved with the most famous woman in the world. Diana, which was previously titled Caught in Flight, is directed by Downfall's Oliver Hirschbiegel and produced by Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae.

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- Erin Carlson

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Ghost of Diana returns in biopic starring Naomi Watts

13 June 2013 4:10 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

So far all we have seen is a one-minute trailer of film detailing Princess Diana's final years, but the awestruck tone is obvious

She is back. The ghost of Diana Spencer is back. A one-minute trailer has been released online, promoting a biopic directed by Olivier Hirschbiegel, about the last years of Princess Diana's life before the fatal 1997 car crash in Paris. It avowedly concentrates on her landmine removal charity work, her painful affair with surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan, and of course her persecution by the paparazzi. Naomi Watts stars as Diana, with her blonde hair fiercely styled and what looks like a nasal prosthesis in place.

It is impossible to tell what a film is really going to be like from a trailer, but here the awestruck tone is obvious. This account of Diana's final lonely years is unlikely to be subversive or controversial – although it is »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Naomi Watts’ Princess ‘Diana’ Gets First Trailer (Video)

12 June 2013 10:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Entertainment One has released the first trailer for “Diana,” the Princess Diana movie starring Naomi Watts.

The trailer starts the words “An Icon” and “Adored by Millions” before following with lightbulbs flashing and red carpets. Watts’ face isn’t seen until she turns around and smiles modestly, much like the late princess.

eOne acquired U.S rights at Cannes from Embankment Films and Ecosse Films. It plans to release “Diana,” — which focuses on the last two years of her life — late this year and is also planning major releases in the U.K., Canada and Spain.

The film is directed by “Downfall” helmer Oliver Hirschbiegel and explores the Princess Diana’s relationship with heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan, portrayed by Naveen Andrews (“Lost”). »

- Dave McNary

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'Diana' Trailer: Naomi Watts Meets Adoring Crowds as Princess of Wales (Video)

12 June 2013 8:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The first look at Naomi Watts in the forthcoming Princess Diana biopic has arrived.  The wordless trailer shows the stately life of the U.K. icon, the adoring masses that arrived to meet her at public appearances and the frenzied tabloid coverage and hounding paparazzi that accompanied those visits. 

Diana, which was previously titled Caught in Flight, is directed by Downfall's Oliver Hirschbiegel and tells the story of the last years of the life of the princess. The film also portrays Diana's relationship with Dr. Hasnat Khan (portrayed by Naveen Andrews). At Cannes in May,

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- Erik Hayden

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Naomi Watts’ ‘Diana’ Picked Up For U.S. By Entertainment One

23 May 2013 10:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Entertainment One has acquired U.S. rights to “Diana,”  the Princess Diana movie starring Naomi Watts, from Embankment Films and Ecosse Films.

eOne said it will release “Diana,” — which focuses on the last two years of her life — late this year, indicating that it will probably launch an awards campaign. It also plans major releases in the U.K., Canada and Spain.

Footage was shown to buyers at Cannes last week.

“We are thrilled to be bringing Diana home from Cannes,” said eOne’s Dylan Wiley. “’Diana’ will give audiences worldwide a chance to not only fall in love with the Princess all over again, but also discover a part of her life up until now kept out of the public eye.”

The film is produced by Ecosse FilmsRobert Bernstein and Douglas Rae. “Diana,” directed by “Downfall” helmer Oliver Hirschbiegel, is currently in post-production.

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- Dave McNary

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Naomi Watts Joins 'St. Vincent De Van Nuys' With Bill Murray, Chris O’Dowd & Melissa McCarthy

23 April 2013 7:37 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After earning a second Oscar nomination for her tortured performance in “The Impossible,” and having recently finished production on her portrayal of Princess Diana (“Diana”), Naomi Watts could certainly use a change of pace from such heavy-handed material. In fact, looking at her filmography from the past few years, you’ll be hard-pressed to find many comedies in the bunch. There’s Woody Allen’s “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” and of course her riotous turn in David O. Russell's "I Heart Huckabees." Now she's adding another laffer to the bunch. And we don't see how anyone could pass up the opportunity to star alongside Bill Murray, Chris O’Dowd and Melissa McCarthy... The project is “St. Vincent de Van Nuys,” a Black List dramedy from Ted Melfi, which is about a 12-year-old boy who moves in next door to a misanthropic aging retiree (Bill Murray) whose life mainly consists of gambling, »

- Ken Guidry

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Naomi Watts’ Hair Makeover: Short New Bob — So Cute

7 March 2013 6:52 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Naomi looks ageless and adorable with her cute new blonde bob that she debuted at Paris Fashion Week on March 6 — do You love her hair makeover?

The Impossible star Naomi Watts was one of the best dressed stars at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24. To compliment her Armani Prive gown, hairstylist Giannandrea told exclusively how he created her chic updo. But she might have to wear her hair down for a while to show off this fab new cut! Do You love it?

Naomi Watts Debuts Her New Blonde Bob

Naomi looked regal in a white dress and coat as she attended the Louis Vuitton fashion show at Paris Fashion Week on March 6. She wore natural-looking makeup — a soft pink lip, pretty blush and black eyeliner and mascara to make her blue eyes pop. She wore black slingback heels and carried a sea-foam handbag.

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- Dory Larrabee

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