The First Poster for 'Spencer' Starring Kristen Stewart Sets a Dark Tone
Update, August 25th, 2021: The first poster for Pablo Larraín's Spencer was just released and it feels as dark and ominous as many parts of Princess Diana's life. The simple poster sees star Kristen Stewart as Diana in a white gown, cowering away from the world.
The recently released synopsis reads, "The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen's Sandringham Estate. There's eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be profoundly different. Spencer is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days."
Spencer will land in movie theaters on November 5th.
Update, March 25th, 2021: With filming for Pablo Larraín's Spencer drawing to a close, the studio released a new image of star Kristen Stewart as the iconic Princess Diana, and we truly couldn't have picked a better actress for the role. Stewart has been completely transformed into the People's Princess, and the resemblance is strikingly uncanny.
According to a press release, filming has moved from Germany to the U.K. for the final stretch. The studio is still anticipating a fall 2021 release. We can't wait to see Stewart embody Princess Diana in this role. Check out the latest photo below and keep reading for more background on the story of Spencer.
Original story, January 27th, 2021: You thought Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in Netflix's The Crown was good? Wait till you get a peek at Kristen Stewart as Princess Di in Pablo Larraín's Spencer. The first photo from the film shows Stewart in full Princess of Wales regalia—black hat, sheer veil, red coat, and black pussy-bow blouse—and it's honestly hard to see where Princess Diana ends and Stewart starts.
Principal photography has begun on the Spencer film, which takes place over a single weekend in Diana's life during which she decides to leave her husband Prince Charles.
"Spencer is a dive inside an emotional imagining of who Diana was at a pivotal turning point in her life," Stewart said, per Variety. "It is a physical assertion of the sum of her parts, which starts with her given name: Spencer. It is a harrowing effort for her to return to herself, as Diana strives to hold onto what the name Spencer means to her."
Stewart's costars in Spencer include Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), and Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible), though their roles in the film have not yet been made public.
The movie is set to debut later this year ahead of the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana's death in 2022.
"Working on the script has been a pleasure," Spencer writer Steven Knight (creator of Peaky Blinders) told Variety. "I think it's a different perspective on a story that we don't all know well, but we all feel we now are a part of it. And I just found the whole thing fascinating. To talk to people who knew her and to try and get a view of this person—who this person really was—who was an ordinary person in extraordinary situations, is the way I think of her."
To see our moody, angsty queen play the world's beloved moody, broody princess will be a dream come true.