Princess Diana movie starring Kristen Stewart has release date

Mario Fraticelli

Pablo Larrain’s biographical drama Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart, is coming to theaters in November. The movie, from Neon and Topic Studios, will premiere in competition at the Toronto and Venice film festivals.

Originally expected to debut in 2022 to mark the 25th anniversary of Diana’s death, Spencer will hit theaters on Nov. 5, primed for an awards-season push.

Stewart stars as the late Princess Diana (born Diana Frances Spencer) in the movie, written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight. The drama takes place during a few days over the Christmas holiday in 1991 at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England, when Diana decides to end her marriage to Prince Charles.

August 31 marked the 24th anniversary of Princess Diana's shocking death in a car crash in Paris, but instead of making it a somber occasion, the royals chose a symbolic gesture to help her still-adoring public celebrate her life not only on that day but also moving forward.

On Tuesday, the statue of the princess commissioned by her sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, opened to the public at London's Kensington Palace. (In adherence with COVID restrictions, the palace is operating reduced hours.)

William, 39, and Harry, 36, reunited to unveil the statue on July 1 — itself a symbolic date: Diana would have celebrated her 60th birthday on that day. Opting to forego individual speeches, the princes released a statement lauding their mother's legacy on the morning of the unveiling.
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The princes noted they were coming together to celebrate Diana's "love, strength and character – qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better."

Situated in Diana's beloved Sunken Garden, sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley's 8-foot bronze creation features the princess nearing the age of 36 when she died. She's wearing a meaningful mid-'90s-style outfit and has her arms around a boy and a girl, with a third child in the background.

According to a statement from the palace, the children "represent the universality and generational impact of The Princess' work."

Information from Variety was used in this report.

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