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Review Roundup: Critics Skewer "Cheap" and "Awful" 'Diana' Biopic, Starring Naomi Watts

The critics have spoken. Following the September 5 London premiere of Oliver Hirschbiegel's "Diana," starring Naomi Watts, negative reviews haranguing the biopic arrived. What was once thought to be an Oscar hopeful for long-overdue Aussie actress Watts has now been derided as a "squirmingly embarrassing," "cheap and chearless effort." Oy.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 7, 2013 2:23 PM
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'Diana,' Starring Naomi Watts, Hits Theaters November 1 UPDATED (Trailer)

UPDATE: Entertainment One has announced it will release "Diana," starring Naomi Watts as Princess Diana, on November 1 for a limited stateside release. An expansion is then planned to follow. Watch the most recent trailer for the film below.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • August 26, 2013 2:37 PM
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WATCH: Steamy New 'Adore' Trailer Stars Watts and Wright as Beautiful People Doing Very Bad Things

"Adore," the controversial new film from French director Anne Fontaine starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright, has a scandalous new trailer. Originally titled "Two Mothers" when it debuted at Sundance, this is an erotic drama about two lifelong friends who develop a dangerous attraction to each other's arrestingly beautiful sons.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 8, 2013 1:55 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for Princess 'Diana' Biopic, Starring Naomi Watts

The first teaser trailer for Oliver Hirschbiegel's "Diana," starring Naomi Watts as Princess Diana, has landed. The film follows the last two years of Diana's life, charting her various romances and her evolution into a major international campaigner and humanitarian. Entertainment One has picked up the distribution rights, and plans an Oscar season release later this year. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 12, 2013 11:38 AM
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Weekend Recap: 'Only God Forgives' Teaser, Naomi Watts as Princess Di, Twenty-Somethings on 'Girls,' and HBO/Hulu Changes

Film Comment posted the "50 Best Undistributed Films of 2012," beginning with "Our Children" (Joachim Lafosse, Belgium/Luxembourg/France/Switzerland), followed by "Memories Look at Me" (Song Fang, China) and "First Cousin Once Removed" (Alan Berliner, U.S.). Read their full list here.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • January 7, 2013 3:08 PM
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Actresses Cotillard, Watts, Hathaway, Weisz, Field, Hunt & Adams Talk Fear, Fame, Nudity & Gender at THR Roundtable

This year's THR Actress Roundtable features a smattering of lead and supporting actress contenders: Marion Cotillard ("Rust and Bone"), Naomi Watts ("The Impossible"), Helen Hunt ("The Sessions"), Anne Hathaway ("Les Miserables"), Sally Field ("Lincoln"), Rachel Weisz ("The Deep Blue Sea") and Amy Adams ("The Master"). The women discussed career challenges, the roles they've had to turn down, fight for, and the ones they're hungry to play, and gender imbalance in the industry. Check out some highlights below as well as our interviews with Cotillard, Watts and Weisz.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 20, 2012 2:40 PM
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Naomi Watts Nabs Achievement Award at Palm Springs Film Fest

The Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14) will honor Naomi Watts with the Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award on January 5. Watts has a history with the fest, which previously honored her Oscar-nominated performance in "21 Grams" in 2003.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 20, 2012 11:58 AM
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Naomi Watts Talks 'The Impossible,' 'Diana,' 'Mulholland Dr.' & Her Favorite Films [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

Naomi Watts is busy again after a few years of staying under the radar. Yes, she took some time off, after some films that didn't turn out as well as she'd like. Her upcoming roles suggest that she's insisting on quality. Watts earned one Oscar nomination for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 2004 "21 Grams" (that year Charlize Theron won for "Monster) and her intensely dramatic role as a woman fighting for survival in "The Impossible" just may be number two.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 12, 2012 12:40 PM
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Get Your Tissues: The Trailer for Bayona's True Story of Family Survival 'The Impossible,' with Watts & McGregor

The new trailer for Juan Antonio Bayona's "The Impossible" aims for the tear ducts. Thailand tsunami disaster + true story of a family's survival + U2's "One Love" + Naomi Watts + Ewan McGregor. We are sold (and crying), hook, line and sinker. Bayona reteamed with his "The Orphanage" screenwriter, Sergio G. Sánchez. Watch the terrifying and gorgeously shot trailer below. The film lands in theaters December 21 after playing next month in Toronto.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 21, 2012 7:00 AM
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In The Works: Pattinson Lands Lawrence of Arabia Role in Herzog's Gertrude Bell Biopic, Starring Naomi Watts, Talks to Jon Stewart

Good news for Robert Pattinson. He's set to play a young T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) in Werner Herzog's "Queen of the Desert." Naomi Watts will co-star as Gertrude Bell in Herzog's biopic, which is set to kick off production this fall. The movie follows Bell's life as a writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and political attache for the British Empire.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • August 14, 2012 5:13 PM
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