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Review: 'Diana' Biopic Starring Naomi Watts Not Worthy Of A Crown

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2013 9:02 AM
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From the use of Jacques Brel's "Ne Me Quitte Pas" (twice) to choice morsels of quotes such as, "Wherever you are, death will find you, even if you hide yourselves in firmly constructed towers" (from the Koran), the specter of death haunts "Diana." While that's not a surprise, given that the story tracks her life in the two years leading up (and including) her passing, it's just one of many elements the script by Stephen Jeffreys ("The Libertine") isn't quite sure how to handle. Set against a chronicle of Princess Diana's last and most meaningful relationship with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, it's a fine balance between tragedy and ghoulishness, and sadly, the film never finds it. Graceless, clumsy and uncertain, "Diana" is the result of what happens in trying to honor the late Princess by engaging in the very tabloid speculation that marred her life.

Watch: Full International Trailer For 'Diana' Starring Naomi Watts Plus New Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2013 7:54 AM
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While celebrities may always bemoan the lack of privacy, none of them have lived with the kind of scrutiny that faced Diana, Princess Of Wales. A marriage into the royal family turned into a lifetime in the tabloids, with a tragic ending that set the world mourning, and paparazzi on pause... for a few days anyway. And now the story of her last great love is hitting the big screen in what could be an awards season contender.

'Diana' Gets Chased By Paparazzi In New Pics From Naomi Watts Starring Biopic

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 21, 2013 9:24 AM
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Already twice-nominated for an Academy Award, can Naomi Watts get a third for the lead role in “Diana” as the titular princess? Many seem to think so and the new poster that just dropped online is begging to be plastered with “For Your Consideration” at the end of the year.

Michelle Monaghan & Susan Sarandon Enter ‘Still of Night,’ Naveen Andrews Joins Naomi Watts In ‘Diana,’ Julianne Hough Finds ‘Safe Haven’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 18, 2012 5:45 PM
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Since her breakout role in 2005’s “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” Michelle Monaghan has been steadily turning in solid supporting performances in everything from big-budget thrillers (“Mission Impossible III”) to more character-based dramas (“North Country”), but Hollywood still hasn’t seen her as a leading lady. That’s all set to change though, as Monaghan has signed on to appear in her biggest role yet alongside Susan Sarandon.

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