Neon’s Kristen Stewart Film ‘Spencer’ Sets Release Date

After premiering at the Venice International Film Festival on September 3rd and being presented in competition at the Toronto International Film Festival, Pablo Larrain‘s Spencer has set its official release date. The Neon/Topic Studios produced film, starring Kristen Stewart as Diana, Princess of Wales, will release November 5th, exclusively in theaters, alongside Chloé Zhao‘s Eternals and Miguel Sapochnik‘s Finch. Here’s the official plot synopsis of the movie from Neon:

“In 1991, during her Christmas holidays with the royal family at Sandringham House in Norfolk, Diana, Princess of Wales decides to end her marriage to Charles, Prince of Wales.”

This likely means great news for the film, as Neon feels confident they have a great film on their hands, with its festival buzz likely carrying it before it opens to the public, which could be an awards season contender. Only time will tell if Spencer will be any good!

Source: Variety


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Robert Hamer
2 years ago

You know, I wasn’t actually sure what time period Spencer was going to cover until reading that synopsis. If it’s Christmastime 1991, that would be *after* Diana’s affair with James Hewitt ended but *before* the explosive Sunday Times article that burned the marriage to the ground was published.

But James Colthurst was doing secret interviews with her throughout that year, so there’s going to have to be some artistic license and timeline fudging in order for her “decision” to make dramatic sense in this movie. Which is fine and probably inevitable.

I’d bet that Timothy Spall is going to play Colthurst and we’re going to be treated to some flashbacks of Sean Harris as Hewitt giving Kristen Stewart’s Diana “horse riding lessons.”

Joey Magidson
2 years ago
Reply to  Robert Hamer

I would bet that you’re right.



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