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Jessica Chastain To Play Princess Diana

By Garth Franklin Monday November 7th 2011 12:41PM

Jessica Chastain ("Take Shelter," "The Debt," "The Tree of Life") is set to play the late Princess Diana in "Caught in Flight" for Ecosse Films says Thompson On Hollywood.

Oliver Hirschbiegel ("Downfall," "The Invasion") will direct the $15 million film which revolves around a secret affair between the late princess and heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Kahn who was said to be the love of her life.

Diana met Dr. Kahn at the Royal Brompton Hospital in 1995 when she was visiting a friend. The couple pursued a quiet two-year affair which he described as being serious enough she was thinking of converting to Islam.

Steven Jeffreys ("The Libertine") penned the script which reportedly doesn't portray Diana in the most flattering light, portraying her as "a damaged person who stalks the doctor after he ends the affair".

Pre-production is slated to begin in March with shooting to take place in Pakistan, Angola, the South of France and Paris.

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