Celebrated and adored by millions, she was the Queen of people’s hearts, yet the bittersweet story of the last man to truly capture hers has never been told…until now. Taking audiences into the private realm of one of the world’s most iconic and inescapably public women, the Princess of Wales (two-time Oscar® nominee NAOMI WATTS) in the last two years of her meteoric life, DIANA — the eagerly anticipated Entertainment One (eOne) 2013 theatrical release — arrives on Blu-ray($29.98srp), DVD ($24.98srp) and Digital Download on February 11, 2014.
Sixteen years after her sudden death, acclaimed director Oliver Hirschbiegel (the Oscar®-nominated Downfall) explores Diana’s secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (NAVEEN ANDREWS, “Lost,” The English Patient), the human complications of which reveal the Princess’s climactic days in a compelling new light. Hirschbiegel directed from a screenplay by award-winning playwright Stephen Jeffreys, inspired by the book Diana: Her Last Love by Kate Snell, which was in turn drawn from extensive interviews with close friends and confidantes. The result is a window into the tumultuous, change-filled period from 1995-1997, in the wake of Diana’s shattering divorce from Prince Charles, and at the moment when she stood on the cusp of a different life, evolving into a global humanitarian, a master of maneuvering fame and becoming her own woman.
The eOne Blu-ray and DVD releases, priced at $29.98srp and $24.98srp respectively, also includes exclusive bonus interviews with the cast and crew, as well as a 16-page DIANA Fashion Photo Booklet, which looks at how the filmmakers captured Diana’s iconic fashion style.
eOne proudly presents DIANA, produced by Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae of Ecosse Films (Nowhere Boy, Wuthering Heights, Mrs Brown). Matt Delargy and James Saynor (also of Ecosse) co-produced alongside Paul Ritchie. The executive producers were Tim Haslam, Mark Woolley and Xavier Marchand; and, journalist and documentary filmmaker Kate Snell served as associate producer. The cast, led by Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews, also includes Douglas Hodge (Robin Hood, The Descent: Part 2), Geraldine James (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Sherlock Holmes: The Game of Shadows), Charles Edwards (Philomena, Much Ado About Nothing) and Juliet Stevenson (“Atlantis”, Triage, The Secret of Moonacre).