DIANA Movie Poster Sparks Controversy at Site of Fatal Car Crash
People.com reports that a movie poster for the upcoming biopic DIANA starring Naomi Watts has sparked controversy after it was placed in the exact spot in Paris, France where the British royal was killed in a car accident 16 years ago.
Said close Diana friend Rosa Monckton, "I really don't have any words to describe how I feel about this cynical and shameless attempt to publicize a film that should never have been made."
She continues: "To have made a film so speculative and as this is disgusting enough, but to then advertise it on the spot at which she died is despicable. ... It is a terrible intrusion into her memory, not to mention the lives of her sons, whose feelings are often forgotten in these stories. I would expect them to take it down right now."
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In the new film DIANA, Academy Award nomiee Naomi Watts plays the beloved former Princess of Wales. The biopic, which recently opened in the UK, will have a limited U.S. release on November 1, with expansion planned in subsequent weeks.
The film from Oliver Hirschbiegel and writer Stephen Jeffreys explores how Diana finally found personal happines after becoming involved as a major international champion of human rights. The film is set to hit theaters later this year. Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae of Ecosse Films produce.
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