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The Actress Playing Princess Diana in New Musical 'Diana' Looks Just Like The Late Royal

A new musical about late royal Princess Diana's life is coming to the stage — and the actress playing Diana looks just like the People's Princess. California's La Jolla Playhouse theater recently posted a trailer for the show, titled Diana, featuring 30-year-old British star Jeanna de Waal in costume as Diana. "How thrilled are we to officially share the news that Broadway performer Jeanna de Waal (@thebigdewaal) will inhabit the title role of Princess Diana in our upcoming and much-anticipated world-premiere musical Diana, beginning performances Feb. 19! Here’s a first, behind-the-scenes video glimpse of our British leading lady!" the theater's official Instagram account captioned the clip. Watch the Diana musical trailer in the video below! View this post on Instagram How thrilled are we to officially share the news that Broadway performer Jeanna de Waal (@thebigdewaal) will inhabit the title role of Princess Diana in our upcoming and much-anticipated world-premiere musical Diana,
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Inside Content Nabs International Sales Rights to Montreal Festival Player ‘Diana’

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Geraldine Gonard’s Inside Content has picked up international sales rights to Spaniard Alejo Moreno’s thriller “Diana,” an entry in the First Fiction Films competition at the 42nd Montreal World Film Festival.

Written, directed and produced by Moreno, “Diana” is an intimate and minimalist film that combines a extreme love story with a financial fraud, against the backdrop of the recent economic crisis.

“Diana” unspools in a Madrid apartment, Sofía, a deluxe call girl played by Spanish actress Ana Rujas (“Toxic Love”) receives a new client, a successful businessman called Jano -who introduces himself as Hugo. He glimpses the name Diana tattooed on her leg.

Sofia, as she herself explains in an interview for a TV program, is “social waste, a victim who didn’t know how to survive economic crisis.” Jano is taken to be a symbol, at least at the film’s get go, of an entrepreneur of the future,
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New Trailer and Poster for Royal Biopic 'Diana' Starring Naomi Watts

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
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Naveen Andrews preferred 'Caught In Flight' to 'Diana'

Naveen Andrews preferred 'Caught In Flight' to 'Diana'
Los Angeles, Sep 8: Actor Naveen Andrews thinks "Caught In Flight", the original title for new biopic "Diana", was a more fitting name for the movie.

The 44-year-old portrays Hasnat Khan, the former lover of the late Princess Diana, in the biopic which focuses on the last two years of the royal's life before her tragic death in August 1997, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

When quizzed on why the title was changed, Andews told Bang Showbiz: "I preferred 'Caught In Flight'! I personally don't know why it was changed. I always thought in the way the film was structured - it's about the last two years of her life - the original.
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'Diana' snags a November release date

'Diana' snags a November release date
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
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Watch: New International Trailer for 'Diana,' Starring Naomi Watts as Princess "of People's Hearts"

Watch: New International Trailer for 'Diana,' Starring Naomi Watts as Princess
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
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New Diana Trailer: Naomi Watts Shines as the People's Princess

New Diana Trailer: Naomi Watts Shines as the People's Princess
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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Ghost of Diana returns in biopic starring Naomi Watts

Ghost of Diana returns in biopic starring Naomi Watts
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
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Naomi Watts Joins 'St. Vincent De Van Nuys' With Bill Murray, Chris O’Dowd & Melissa McCarthy

Naomi Watts Joins 'St. Vincent De Van Nuys' With Bill Murray, Chris O’Dowd & Melissa McCarthy
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,
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Naomi Watts’ Hair Makeover: Short New Bob — So Cute

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 HollywoodLife.com 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.

The 44-year-old
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New Images Of Naomi Watts As Princess Diana & In 'The Impossible'

True stories and tragedy seem to be drawing Naomi Watts' attention these days. Though Oscar talk has quieted a bit, the actress stars in this month's disaster drama "The Impossible," and she spent the fall shooting the Princess Diana flick "Diana." And if all goes according to plan, she'll feature in Andrew Dominik's Marilyn Monroe film "Blonde." And some new pics have landed to today allowing us to see Watts in action as a princess in love and a mother in peril. First up, a couple of names from Oliver Hirschbiegel's "Diana" -- formerly known as "Caught In Flight" -- have dropped. We've already seen how closely she resembles the late princess, and these snaps are further proof. Penned by Steven Jeffreys ("The Libertine"), the film will focus on Diana's affair with Dr. Hasnat Kahn (played by "Lost" star Naveen Andrews) that lasted from 1995 until a few months before her.
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Naomi Watts Still Stunning as Princess Diana, Plus Check Out Her Costar as Dodi Fayed!

Naomi Watts Still Stunning as Princess Diana, Plus Check Out Her Costar as Dodi Fayed!
Ready for Princess Diana double take?! We already gave you a fabulous first look at Naomi Watts as Princess Diana in the upcoming biopic Diana (formerly titled Caught in Flight) and now we have the next stunning still of the princess snapped on set. But who's the hunky costar beside the babe?! It's Cas Anvar as Dodi Fayed—the Egyptian film producer who was romantically linked to Princess Di just before her death. Fayed was Diana's companion in the infamous car crash in 1997, in which both he and Diana lost their lives. In the shot, you can see Naomi Diana and Cas Dodi lounging on a luxury yacht on the coast of Croatia as the costars get into character. The scene channels...
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