Naomi Watts is the most famous woman in the world in this first trailer for DIANA

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Thus far today on Trailer Thursday, we’ve had kung fu fighting excellent dudes, angry Canadians with cutlery stuck in their hands, crazy redneck clowns with bows and arrows, dirty and bucktoothed people fighting over trains and rodeo riding con(wo)men sans trousers. I think it’s time we had some grace and poise.

Two things this first teaser trailer for Princess Di biopic, Diana, has in spades. Just don’t expect dialogue.

From the director of the Academy Award-nominated Downfall, Oliver Hirschbiegel and writer Stephen Jeffreys (“The Libertine”) , the film stars two time Academy Award-nominee Naomi Watts (“The Impossible,” “J. Edgar,” “21 Grams,” “Mulholland Drive”) and Naveen Andrews (“LOST,” “The English Patient”). The romantic story explores the last two years of beloved Princess Diana’s life and her relationship with heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan.

In my opinion, Naomi Watts produced the best work of her career in Juan Antonio Bayona’s tsunami drama, The Impossible, and judging from the snippets we see here, she certainly hasn’t decided to rest on her thespian laurels.

Sure, playing “the people’s princess” will be a slightly less harrowing experience than pretending to have giant gaping holes in your chest and half you leg ripped off, but that also makes it all the more difficult as there is such a fanaticism about the real-life Princess Diana, that she has a huge burden on her shoulders to get this right.

 Diana currently does not have a release date.

Last Updated: June 13, 2013

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