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Naomi Watts is set to play as Princess Diana in upcoming movie. The movie will feature about the last stages of Princess Diana last two years of her glamorous life ending in a tragedy.

On Thursday British company Ecosse Films said that the Oscar-nominated star will portray the late princess in the upcoming biopic ‘Caught In Flight’. The movie is said to be the first big screen film about Diana, whose death in a Paris car crash in 1997 has been history in several, mostly US, television movies.

Aussie actress Naomi Watts was last seen in the political movie J.Edgar. She was born in Britain and raised in Australia, said she was honored to be chosen. However, American newcomer Jessica Chastain, The Help star was previously attached to the project.

Naomi Watts stated that it is such an honor to be able to play such an iconic role. Princess Diana was loved across the world and she is looking forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen. Ecosse Films said the movie would account the last two years of Diana’s life. Diana, formally known as the Princess of Wales, she was just 36 years-old when she died in August 1997, causing an outpouring of worldwide grief.

Caught in Flight movie will be directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, director Downfall about Hitler’s last days. Production will start in Britain later this year.

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