Kristen Stewart will play the beloved British Princess Diana (Spencer) in the biopic Spencer from Pablo Larraín, who directed the critically acclaimed 2016 Natalie Portman starrer Jackie.
In 2015, Stewart won the Cesar (the French equivalent of the Oscar) for her work opposite Juliette Binoche in Olivier Assayas’s Clouds of Sils Maria (2014). She also received critical acclaim for her lead role in Assayas’s 2016 modern ghost story Personal Shopper.
Taking on the role of Princess Diana is the third time Stewart has starred in a biopic. She played the queer literary sensation Savannah Knoop opposite Laura Dern in JT Leroy (2018). In Seberg, released earlier this year, Stewart played actress Jean Seberg, whose career took off when she starred in the French New Wave classic Breathless. Later in life she became a target of the FBI for her work with the Black Panthers.