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First Official Image Of Naomi Watts As Princess Diana In Oliver Hirschbiegel's 'Caught In Flight'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 4, 2012 at 12:37PM

Over the past day or so, the Twittersphere has been buzzing about the various set pics that have landed for "Caught In Flight," aka the movie where Naomi Watts is playing Princess Diana. And with good reason. She looks remarkably like the late royal, to the point where it's a bit eerie. But perhaps to quell the unofficial images and/or build on the buzz, the filmmakers behind the movie have dropped the first official pic, and yeah, it's still pretty impressive how much they look alike.
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Naomi Watts Caught In Flight

Over the past day or so, the Twittersphere has been buzzing about the various set pics that have landed for "Caught In Flight," aka the movie where Naomi Watts is playing Princess Diana. And with good reason. She looks remarkably like the late royal, to the point where it's a bit eerie. But perhaps to quell the unofficial images and/or build on the buzz, the filmmakers behind the movie have dropped the first official pic, and yeah, it's still pretty impressive how much they look alike.

Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel and written by Steven Jeffreys ("The Libertine"), the film will focus on Diana's affair with Dr. Hasnat Kahn (played by "Lost" star Naveen Andrews) that lasted from 1995 until a few months before her death in 1997. He was regarded by many to be the love of her life, and she was said to be devastated when the relationship was over, with some speculating that she dated Dodi Fayed in order to make him jealous.

While Hirschbiegel's record is a bit all over place ("Downfall," "The Invasion"), the story here is undoubtedly compelling, and certainly with Watts in the lead it has our attention. No release date or distributor yet. [Kinopoisk]

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