Naomi Watts to Play Princess Diana

by | February 9, 2012 at 12:09 PM | InStyle Magazine

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Naomi Watts just scored a royal role!

The actress is set to play Princess Diana in “Caught in Flight,” a drama about the last two years of the Princess of Wales’ life, Deadline reports.

“It is such an honor to be able to play this iconic role,” Watts said in a statement. “Princess Diana was loved across the world and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen.”

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“Caught in Flight” begins filming later this year.

And Princess Diana isn’t the only icon Watts is bringing to the big-screen—she’s also playing Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde,” an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel about the late actress. — Caitlin Petreycik

 

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