Naomi Watts as Princess Diana in Big Screen Biopic

News had that Naomi Watts has signed to play British icon Princess Diana in Oliver Hirschbiegel's big screen picture, Caught In Flight. At the moment, the film is being touted to buyers in Berlin by Ecosse Films. The films is based on the screenplay by Stephen Jeffreys, with production set to begin in the U.K. later this year. the film will be about the last two years of Princess Diana, the script focuses on her search for personal happiness as she turned into a major international campaigner and humanitarian.

Watts, who will be seen next in Bayona's The Impossible opposite Ewan McGregor, describes her casting as "an honor to be able to play this iconic role - Princess Diana was loved across the world, and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen." Hirschbiegel said Watts has enough in her acting armoury to embody "the warmth, humanity and empathy of such a global icon as Princess Diana."

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