How Princess Diana movie is tackling paparazzi
September 28th, 2012
02:55 PM ET

How Princess Diana movie is tackling paparazzi

The royal family is often targeted by paparazzi, as evidenced by the topless photos of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, originally published by a French magazine earlier this month.

And it seems films about the royal family are no exception.

Filming “Diana,” which stars Naomi Watts as the late princess, on a yacht on the open sea led Ecosse Films to make an exclusive deal with the Splash News & Picture Agency, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Rather than fending off tons of photographers, the arrangement apparently grants the agency “access to the best photo angles.”

The irony in all of this is the fact that, as royal biographer Christopher Andersen recently told CNN, Prince William and Prince Harry blame paparazzi for the 1997 death of their mother, who was killed in a Paris traffic accident.

“Diana” is being directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (“Five Minutes of Heaven”) and is expected to be released in August 2013.

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  1. Kensi

    Naomi Watts is an attractive actress, but she pales in comparison to Princess Diana. Diana didn't have perfect features, but the combination of gorgeous eyes, lovely skin, electric smile, model height, and iconic hair style, not to mention natural warmth and grace, made her unique. Try as they might, the press cannot replace her.

    October 1, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Just sayin'

    That's easy – Terry Tate.

    October 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Helen

    Rather, she looks like a house frau with big jewelry. She also looks to be 5 to 10 years older than Diana.

    October 1, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. helen

    This actress, Naomi Watts, does not even remotely look like Diana.

    October 1, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. Father Gabe

    Richard Fore son you are in need of some guidance. I can help. Start by finding a place of worship and I will pray for you.

    October 1, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. Richard Fore

    She liked to get a tube steak shoved up her poo hole.

    October 1, 2012 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. Richard Fore

    Diana was hot. Do you think her sons jack off when they think if her?

    October 1, 2012 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. maria

    I've seen other pics from this movie, and at certain angles, Naomi Watts looks more like Camilla Parker-Bowles than Princess Diana.

    September 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ann

    They did too

    September 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hollywood

    I hope they trash the photogs. They snuffed out the life of a lovely lady and mother.

    September 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. JudgementDay

    i will agree the media is responsible for this

    September 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • marci

      It wasn't all the media's fault. The accident was caused by a drunk chauffer trying to outrun them and the people around Diana who let her get in the car with him.

      October 1, 2012 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  12. Peter Walker

    I agree.

    September 29, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. michael Calaizzo

    She was our Queeen.

    September 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Michael Calaizzo

    the media killed her.

    September 29, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |

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