The official trailer has been released for Spencer, the upcoming drama starring Kristen Stewart as Diana Frances Spencer, aka Princess Diana.
The film takes place over the few days that Diana and the Royal Family spent at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate for Christmas festivities. We follow Diana as she endeavours to keep it together while turmoil hovers; her marriage with Prince Charles has grown cold, rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, and it’s become very clear that she can no longer be a part of this family.
“Will they kill me, do you think?” Stewart’s Diana asks in the trailer.
Spencer has been gathering highly positive reviews on the festival circuit – impressing critics at Venice, Telluride and Toronto thus far. It certainly looks like an award contender, with Stewart, in particular, appearing to prove all those early naysayers wrong with what’s reportedly a fantastic and uncanny portrayal of the beloved figure.
At the helm of the picture is Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín, who directed Natalie Portman in an Oscar-nominated portrayal of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 2016 film Jackie. Larraín’s credits include No, Neruda and Ema. Spencer’s screenplay was written by Steven Knight, the Peaky Blinders creator whose feature credits include Eastern Promises, Locke and Allied.
Also starring Sally Hawkins, Jack Farthing, Timothy Spall, and Sean Harris, Spencer will be in cinemas in the US, UK and Ireland on November 5th. The film will open in Australian cinemas on January 26th.