Kristen Stewart makes her debu

Image: Neon

Kristen Stewart makes her debut as Princess Diana in ‘Spencer’ trailer

Watch as Kristen Stewart channels Princess Diana in the first trailer for the highly-anticipated film, ‘Spencer’.

Kristen Stewart makes her debu

Image: Neon

The actress from the Twilight and Charlie’s Angels fame, Kristen Stewart made her debut as Princess Diana in the first trailer for Spencer, an upcoming biographical drama about the late princess.

Spencer: Official Trailer

After the first poster for the upcoming film was released, fans were eagerly waiting for the trailer, in which Stewart’s take on Princess Diana’s British accent would be revealed. But it appears that the companies behind Spencer, Neon and Topic Studios, want to keep people guessing since Stewart only utters two words in the minute-long trailer.

The synopsis

According to Variety, the movie, directed by Jackie filmmaker Pablo Larrain, is set in 1991 and takes place over the Christmas holiday as Diana (born Diana Frances Spencer) grapples with the decision to end her marriage to Prince Charles (Jack Farthing). Spencer isn’t entirely true-to-fact but rather serves as an imagining of what might have happened during that fateful holiday period.

“They know everything,” Sally Hawkins, who plays an undisclosed role that appears to be a confidant to the Princess of Wales, tells Diana in the trailer. She responds: “They don’t.”

Even though not much is said, the teaser ultimately offers a captivating glimpse into the life at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, one that includes lavish meals and stunning attire. In the footage, Stewart becomes increasingly emotional as she grapples with rumours of affairs and evades the paparazzi.

The cast also includes Olga Hellsing as Sarah, Duchess of York; Amy Manson as Anne Boleyn; and Niklas Kohrt as Prince Andrew. Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight wrote the screenplay for Spencer.

Tipped for an Oscar

Film critics are already praising Stewart’s portrayal of Princess Diana. “Based on the footage, it looks like Kristen Stewart will be getting an Oscar nomination for her performance as Diana. I’m feeling very confident that this is going to be #KristenStewart’s big moment,” film connoisseur Scott Menzel tweeted.

Official release date

CinemaCon announced that the highly-anticipated film would make its premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September, after which it would then be released in cinemas worldwide on 5 November.