Kristen Stewart has landed the role of Princess Diana in Pablo Larraín’s upcoming movie Spencer.
Stewart will be portraying Diana during a weekend in the ’90s when she was questioning her choice in marrying Prince Charles. “Diana decided her marriage to Prince Charles wasn’t working and that she needed to veer from a path that put her in line to one day be queen,” Deadline reveals of the script, which is written by Steven Knight.
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Larraín hopes that Spencer will both highlight and dismantle the stereotypical aspects of a fairytale.
“We all grew up reading and understanding what a fairy tale is. Usually, the prince comes and finds the princess, invites her to become his wife and eventually she becomes queen,” Larraín explains. “When someone decides not to be the queen, and says, I’d rather go and be myself, it’s a big big decision, a fairy tale upside down.”