Well, we all knew it was only a matter of time before some someone made a film about Princess Diana’s death (yes, I know we had The Queen some years ago but that had a different lead character…The Queen). The documentaries and conspiracy theories have now all been played out but the movie theatres have yet to screen a film sprinkled with Hollywood’s magical fairy dust that makes everything shiny and new.
Hollywood loves a good story and seems to prefer a real life tragedy to recreate on screen, one that has already held us in its grips and made us suffer. Why not pull us all through it again one more time and use big names in Hollywood like Naomi Watts to play the lead character? We love Naomi Watts but as Princess Diana? Is that a joke? That being said, anyone cast in this role is sure to be criticised as Princess Diana can be replicated by no soul on earth. She was one of a kind and not meant to be recreated.
The new film, titled Caught in Flight, will capture the last two years of Princess Diana’s life. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel and, as previously mentioned, starring Naomi Watts, there is no word yet on whether the film will romanticise Diana’s death or capture the Princess in any unflattering light.
Watch this space…it will be interesting to watch this story unravel. One thing that is of course running through our minds (we can’t help ourselves, we’re in fashion)…who will be the costume designer????