The new film by Pablo Larraín, one of the most renowned directors of Chilean cinema, will have its premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart, is a highly anticipated biopic of Princess Diana.
Written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, the film centers on a weekend in the early 1990s when Diana decided to separate from Prince Charles amid rumours of affairs. The late princess was spending the Christmas holiday with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, when she decided to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.
Stewart stars in the film opposite Poldark star Jack Farthing who plays Prince Charles. The cast also includes BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Academy Award nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Fallout). The film comes out in 2022 to mark the 25th anniversary of Diana’s death.
The director returns to Venice after the world premiere of Ema (2019) in the Official Competition of the Festival. We are thrilled that Larraín continues to push the boundaries of cinema, with both local Chilean stories as well as high-profile global narratives.