A newly unveiled poster for the upcoming Princess Diana biopic, “Spencer,” hints at the behind-the-scenes royal anguish depicted by director Pablo Larraín and lead actress Kristen Stewart.
The promotional image, released by distributor Neon on Wednesday, shows the “Twilight” star as Diana in a voluminous cream dress with her back turned to the camera.
The new “Spencer” poster depicting Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana. Credit: Courtesy Neon
The biopic, which premieres at Venice Film Festival next month ahead of its November release, recounts a Christmas holiday taken at the royal family’s Sandringham estate in 1991.
With Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles having “long since gone cold,” the movie spans three days of “eating and drinking, shooting and hunting” amid “rumors of affairs and a divorce,” according to an official synopsis.
With a screenplay by “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight, the biopic sees Jack Farthing playing Prince Charles. Other stars include Sean Harris, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins and Timothy Spall.
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An image released earlier this year which revealed Kristen Stewart’s transformation into Princess Diana. Credit: Neon
Stewart is the latest in a long line of actors to portray the princess, with Naomi Watts famously taking on the role in the 2013 biopic, “Diana.” Emma Corrin also had a recent turn as Diana in the fourth season of “The Crown.” The popular Netflix series, which covers a different time period in each season, has since cast Elizabeth Debicki to play the royal in later years.