In addition to the pic, a press release also revealed more details on the film, which has already begun shooting in Germany and in the U.K. While Spencer takes a look into the life of Lady Di, it will specifically focus on one Christmas weekend spent with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk. It’s also the weekend she decides to end her marriage to Prince Charles.
The movie’s official synopsis reads: “December 1991: The Prince and Princess of Wales’ marriage has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at Sandringham Estate. There's eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. This year, things will be a whole lot different.”
Directed by Pablo Larraín (Jackie) with writer Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders), the film also stars Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible).
“Spencer is a dive inside an emotional imagining of who Diana was at a pivotal turning point in her life. It is a physical assertion of the sum of her parts, which starts with her given name; Spencer. It is a harrowing effort for her to return to herself, as Diana strives to hold onto what the name Spencer means to her,” Stewart said in a statement.
Still no word on who is playing Prince Charles, but we’ll take what we can get for now.
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