The two-minute trailer for Spencer, set over a fictional weekend in the early 1990s when Princess Diana joined the royal family for Christmas at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, has been released
The dramatic trailer for Spencer has been released.
The story is set over a weekend in the early 1990s when Diana joined the royal family for Christmas at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, with the film framed as a “fable from a true tragedy”
In it, the Princess of Wales, played by 31-year-old actress Kristen Stewart, can be heard asking: “Will they kill me, do you think?”
The full-length two-minute trailer for the biopic offers viewers a comprehensive look at Kristen’s portrayal of Diana.
There was already a short teaser of the film released last month, but this new two-minute trailer which was released on Thursday shows how Kristen nails the English accent and helps to build a gripping atmospheric setting.
Directed by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain, it imagines what might have happened over those few days, when her marriage to the Prince of Wales has gone cold but she is still obliged to join the family festivities.
Framed as a “fable from a true tragedy”, the film showcases how Diana’s marriage to the Prince of Wales had soured during a family Christmas.
Fans can watch on as the trailer begins with an eerie version of Perfect Day bellowing in the background from choir singers.
The action starts with the Queen asking an aide, “Is she here yet?” before adding, “Then she’s late.”
Switching to Diana, who is preparing herself for an awkward weekend, the princess can be seen telling herself in the mirror: “Three days. That’s it.”
In another scene, a young William asks his emotional mum: “Mummy what happened to make you so sad?”
Later, Diana is told: “There has to be two of you. There’s the real one…and the one they take pictures of.”
The film is written by Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight, while other actors include Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins and Sean Harris.
Fans are eager to see Kristen’s portrayal of the princess and took to social media to share their excitement, with some already pushing for the actress to win an Oscar for her performance.
One Twitter user wrote: “i am literally so sorry for the person i become when spencer comes out and it’s kristen stewart season.”
Another commented: “kristen stewart did that and it’s time for y’all to put some RESPECT on her name #Spencer #SpencerMovie.”
“Kristen Stewart is coming for all the awards #Spencer,” wrote a third.
Spencer will be released in UK and Irish cinemas on November 5 following its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.
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