Sunday, 16 June 2013

Naomi Watts to light up screens across Australia from October 10

Local audiences will finally have the chance to see Australian actress Naomi Watts in an unforgettable performance as Princess Diana, when Becker Film Group releases the highly anticipated film, DIANA in wide release right across the country on October 10.

DIANA is masterfully directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Academy Award® nominated for Downfall).

Naveen Andrews, best known for his roles in The English Patient and the hit television show, Lost, co-stars as Dr. Hasnat Kahn. Brits Douglas Hodge, Geraldine James, Charles Edwards and Juliet Stevenson round out the supporting cast.

From Becker Film Group. Celebrated and adored by millions, she was the Queen of people's hearts, yet the bittersweet story of the last man to truly capture hers has never been told.

Princess Diana (double Academy Award® nominee Naomi Watts), at one time the most famous woman in the world, inspired a nation with her generosity, compassion and kindness - and in her final years she would meet the man, Dr. Hasnat Kahn (Naveen Andrews), who in turn inspired her.

"Most Australians remember exactly where they were the day Princess Diana died, such was the affect she had on people and why she was the People's Princess,” said Elle Becker, Sales & Acquisitions Manager of Becker Film Group.

“She was an extraordinary woman, who had a profound effect on many Australians including myself – so the opportunity to work on such a compelling story is a very personal journey."

The astonishing performance by Australian actress, Naomi Watts isn’t the only reason why local audiences are expected to strongly embrace DIANA.

Princess Diana’s visits to Australia were enormously popular events in the nation’s history and her fondness for Australia and support of its charities is well documented and celebrated.

In fact, some of those wonderful, iconic moments of her Australian tours are even featured in DIANA.

The filmmakers have assembled an outstandingly talented and creative team to produce an insightful and compassionate study of Diana’s later years. Headed by Rainer Klaussman S.C.S, (Downfall, The Experiment), the director's long-time collaborator and cinematographer, the team includes: production designer Kave Quinn (Trainspotting), costume designer Julian Day (Rush), hair and make-up designer Noriko Watanabe (Unknown, Memoirs of a Geisha), editor Hans Funck (Downfall) and the Academy Award® winning composer Rachel Portman (Emma, Chocolat).

DIANA will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Becker Film Group, who have recently distributed A Place For Me, The Words, Santa’s Apprentice, Last Dance and Female Agents, as well as the Academy Award® nominated films, Last Station and Margin Call
Watch the HD teaser trailer of DIANA at: