Naomi Watts Playing Princess Diana in Caught in Flight

Video: Naomi Watts's Road to Playing Princess Diana

Naomi Watts has been tapped to play Princess Diana in the upcoming biopic Caught in Flight. Find out who she beat out for the role and why she's a perfect pick in PopSugar Rush.

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Hey there, I'm Karli Bulnes. Naomi Watts has been chosen to portray the late Princess Diana on the big screen. Find out who she beat out for the role and why she's the perfect pick in PopSugar Rush. Naomi Watts has eagerly accepted the honor of playing Princess Diana in the upcoming biopic, Caught in Flight. The Oscar nominated actress reportedly won the coveted role over The Help's Jessica Chastain. PopSugar Editor TK is here with more details about the prized project. Caught in Flight is about the final two years of Princess Diana's life, so the movie will mostly focus on her personal life and humanitarian work. This is actually the third film about Diana in the works — two others are rumored to be in development: one starring Charlize Theron and the other with Keira Knightley. Naomi released a statement to convey her excitement and commitment to doing Diana justice, saying, "It is such an honour to be able to play this iconic role — Princess Diana was loved across the world, and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen." "It turns out she has a few key things in common with the princess. Like Diana, Naomi was born in Britain, is a mother of two boys, and has dedicated a lot of her charity work to HIV and AIDS awareness. Caught in Flight is scheduled to begin filming later this year in the UK.