News of Watts starring in the film broke in February; we conducted a poll to assess people's reactions to Watts portraying the beloved icon (it was largely supportive).
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.
The cast also includes Naveen Andrews ("Lost") as heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan and Charles Edwards as Patrick Jephson, senior royal aide and author of 2001 tell-all "Shadows of a Princess: An Intimate Account by Her Private Secretary." "Caught in Flight" is not being touted as a starry-eyed biopic. CinemaBlend says it "could show Diana using Dodi Fayed—who died by her side in that Paris tunnel—as a means to make Kahn jealous, as it reportedly portrays her 'as a damaged person who stalks the doctor after he ends the affair.'"
German director Hirschbiegel's credits include 2004's Best Foreign-Language Oscar nominee "Downfall," 2007's "The Invasion" with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, and 2009's "Five Minutes of Heaven" with Liam Neeson.