Princess Diana or Kristen Stewart? First image from new film is mind-bending

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Kristen Stewart and Princess Diana.
Kristen Stewart and Princess Diana.
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  • To announce the filming of royal drama Spencer, the studio released a first look image of Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana.
  • The film is set in the 1990s and focuses on a weekend Diana decides to end her marriage with Prince Charles.
  • "Spencer is a dive inside an emotional imagining of who Diana was at a pivotal turning point in her life," said Kristen.

Is that Kristen Stewart or Princess Diana?

You'll have to look twice at the first look image of the 30-year-old in the upcoming royal drama, Spencer.

The studio released the photo to announce that filming for the movie has kicked off. Filming will take place in Germany and the UK with an autumn 2021 release expected ahead of the 25th anniversary of Diana's death.

Kristen is wearing a red coat and a black hat with a netted veil in the picture and replicates a pose and facial expression Diana was known for.

SEE THE PICTURE HERE:

Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in Spencer.
Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in Spencer.

The film written by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) and directed by Pablo Larraín (Jackie) is set in the early 1990s and centres on three days during the Christmas holidays when Diana decides to end her marriage with Prince Charles.

About the movie the Charlie's Angels actor said in a statement: "Spencer is a dive inside an emotional imagining of who Diana was at a pivotal turning point in her life.

"It is a physical assertion of the sum of her parts, which starts with her given name, Spencer. It is a harrowing effort for her to return to herself, as Diana strives to hold onto what the name Spencer means to her." 

Other cast members include Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins and Sean Harris.

READ MORE | Kristen Stewart opens up about playing Princess Diana in new movie

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