Hollywood is ready to make a movie about the late Princess Diana.
Scarlett Johansson is a possibility, along ith contender Keira Knightley, for an upcoming film that would take us through Diana’s entire life from her childhood to her tragic 1997 death.
The French producer of Knightley’s 2008 film ‘The Duchess’ (which was marketed as having parallels to Diana’s life) also made 2006′s ‘The Queen.’ That film’s star, Helen Mirren, is reportedly being sought to join the still-evolving cast as Diana’s mother, Frances Shand Kydd.
Meanwhile another Diana biopic might be in the works. This one will zero in on the stylish Brit’s relationship with bodyguard Ken Wharfe, and would be based on his 2002 tell-all, ‘Diana: Closely Guarded Secret.’ Charlize Theron is rumored as Diana opposite Ewan McGregor as Wharfe. Most Diana fans, who have embraced multiple TV productions about the beloved princess, rarely tire of seeing her dramatic life story told from a fresh angle. As long as the royal role is well-cast, that is.
Both productions are hoping for a 2011 release to mark what would have been the princess’ 50th birthday. This should be an interesting race to see which one gets made first. Not sure if the movie going world is ready for any of these biopics.