The first teaser trailer for ‘Spencer’ the much-anticipated Diana, Princess of Wales drama, has been unveiled just days before its premiere at the Venice film festival on September 1, 2021. The film stars Kristen Stewart, shows us just three days over the Christmas period at Sandringham, where Diana chose to end her marriage to Charles. The film is directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Steven Knight and also stars Timothy Spall, Jack Farthing, Sean Harris and Sally Hawkins.
What does the trailer offer?
A haunting version of Lou Reed’s Perfect Day plays in the trailer as outfits are shown being laid out and food prepared ahead of the Christmas meal. Stewart’s Diana is seen locked in the bathroom in a panic, while someone says: “Ma’am, they are waiting for you.”
The trailer then shows the princess walking down the corridors of Sandringham before posing for a royal photograph. She is also seen being swarmed by photographers, dancing in the palace and walking alone in the gardens.
What to expect from Kristen Stewart’s portrayal as Princess Diana?
The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be profoundly different. SPENCER is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days.
The Official Poster
A week before, the first poster had been released for Spencer. The image appears to show Stewart bent double and weeping into a vast white gown, likely to be a version of the “Diaghilev” gown Diana Spencer wore on occasions such as a visit to the Royal Opera House and the film premiere of The Living Daylights.
When Can We Watch Spencer?
The film will release in theaters on November 5, 2021.