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Jessica Chastain Will Play Princess Diana in Biopic 'Caught in Flight'

November 07, 2011 06:47:40 GMT

The 'Take Shelter' actress is set to star in the biopic that will center on the late English princess' secret affair with a heart surgery named Dr. Hasnat Kahn, who is said to be the love of her life.


Jessica Chastain Will Play Princess Diana in Biopic 'Caught in Flight'
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Actress Jessica Chastain has been tapped to play the late Princess Diana in her upcoming movie. The actress, who plays Mrs. O'Brien in "The Tree of Life", has been chosen to star in a biopic about Prince William's mother called "Caught in Flight".

The biopic will be directed by German director Oliver Hirschbiegel, who also helmed Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig's 2007 sci-fi thriller "The Invasion". The film is set to begin the production in March 2012. It is planned to be shot in Pakistan, Angola and the South of France and Paris, where Diana died in a fatal car accident with Dodi Al-Fayed in 1997.

According to Thompson on Hollywood, "Caught in Flight" will follow Diana's secret romance with heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Kahn, who reportedly was the love of her life. The pair met in 1995 at the Royal Brompton Hospital, where Diana was visiting her friend who was recovering from heart surgery. Kahn kept the affair secret until he finally opened it up to The Telegraph in 2008.

The script is written by The Libertine's Steven Jeffrey. It is said that the script describes the late English princess in an unfavorable way. In the story, the former wife of Prince Charles is shown as "a damaged person who stalks the doctor after he ends the affair."

As for Chastain, who recently appeared as Celia Foote in "The Help", will next be seen in Ralph Fiennes' film adaptation of Shakespeare's play "Coriolanus", which also stars Gerard Butler. She will also star opposite Tom Cruise in upcoming sci-fi movie "Horizons".

© AceShowbiz.com




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