eOne Picks Up Princess Diana Biopic Starring Naomi Watts

Oliver Hirschbiegel directed the biopic focusing on the last two years of the princess's life

Entertainment One has secured domestic distribution rights to “Diana,” a biopic of the late princess starring Naomi Watts, the company announced on Thursday.

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel (“Downfall”) directed the film from a script by Stephen Jeffreys. The film depicts the last two years of Diana’s life, in particular her relationshsip with Dr. Hasnat Khan.

“‘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,” Dylan Wiley, eOne US VP of theatrical marketing and distribution, said in a statement. “And only Naomi Watts could bring such a modern icon to life, through a truly beautiful and nuanced performance.”

eOne will release the film later this year. Produced by Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae, it is currently in post-production. Other eOne titles set for release later this year include Jim Mickle‘s “We Are What We Are,” Brian De Palma‘s “Passion” and Sergio Castellitto’s “Twice Born.”