Naomi Watts replacing Jessica in Princess Diana biopic

The Princess Diana film Caught in Flight, which will be directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (The Invasion, Downfall) has found a new Princess. Last year Jessica Chastain was in talks for the role — there was a moment where she was in talks for every big female role, it seems — but now Diana will be played by Naomi Watts.

Jessica has confirmed that some schedule conflicts has made her decision:

Hi guys. So yep, it’s true. I’m no longer attached to this project. I did the Vanity Fair interview back in November when I thought I could work it out in my schedule. But soon after, I realized that it didn’t make sense for me. I didn’t want to announce that I was no longer attached until they found someone else. And boy, did they! I think Naomi Watts is so perfect to play Diana! I’ve been such a fan of hers for the longest time. Her performance in Mulholland Drive is utter perfection. I’m very excited to see this film and what I expect will be a magnificent performance. xxx



Waiting for the day I can 'professional fangirl' for a living.