Jessica Chastain is reportedly set to play Princess Diana in a film about the royal’s allegedly relationship with a heart surgeon. Chastain is tipped to take the lead role in Oliver Hirschbiegel‘s film Caught in Flight, which will start filming early next year.
Late in her life, Princess Diana allegedly had an affair with Dr. Hasnat Kahn, and it’s this period that the film is set to cover. Filming will take place in a variety of locations including Pakistan, Angola, the South of France, England and of course Paris, where Diana met her death shortly after the end of the alleged relationship with Kahn.
The $15m film is likely to be controversial since it will examine a side of Princess Diana’s life that doesn’t necessarily fit with the fairytale version of her life. But director Hirschbiegel is no stranger to controversy, since his earlier film Downfall dealt with the death of Adolf Hitler.