The official trailer for the highly anticipated Pablo Larraín biopic Spencer is here, and it does not disappoint.
On August 25, Neon shared the official poster for the movie on Twitter, writing "Every fairy tale ends. Kristen Stewart is Diana Spencer. A glimpse at Pablo Larraín's SPENCER. In Theaters Nov. 5"
The dramatic poster shows Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana wearing a lavish, over-the-top beaded and embellished ball gown—some are comparing the dress to Carrie Bradshaw's Oscar de la Renta breakup gown and the pose to Jennifer Lawrence's infamous Oscar trip up the stairs wearing Dior in 2013.
In the photo, Stewart is hunched over with her head buried in the skirt of the dress. She dons Princess Di's famous haircut and a necklace. The gorgeous ivory dress is strapless with tulle peeking out of the top. It's adorned with floral and leafy detailing and decorated with crystals and sequins.
The company followed up the poster with an evocative teaser teaser on August 26 showcasing plenty of royal style. The movie will document the course of three days during Diana's Christmas festivities at the Queen's Sandringham Estate, long after she and Prince Charles have gone their separate ways.
On September 23, the company followed up with an official movie trailer for Spencer—building more anticipation (as if that was even possible). The extended cut also features the dress that started it all: Diana's iconic white gown seen around the world during her televised ceremony to Prince Charles. If the viral traction on social media and endless reposting is any indication, there's nothing like a memorable wedding moment to get people talking.
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in November 2020, Stewart called the biopic a "poetic internal imagining." Stewart added that, although she was a young girl at the time, she still remembers Diana's tragic death. "I was really young, didn't really know what was going on," she said. "But now, it's hard not to feel protective over her."
And it shows. If the film's trailer is any indication, Stewart's transformation into "the people's princess" is a compelling one. The video includes many of Diana's iconic fashion moments, including a long white gown and some of her signature suiting. From the first look, it seems like that actress nailed her mannerisms and body language. Evocative glances, compassion, and vulnerability were Diana's trademark—and made her beloved worldwide.
The film will also star Jack Farthing as Prince Charles, with Sally Hawkins, Timothy Spall, and Sean Harris as undisclosed characters. According to Vanity Fair, the film will make its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival next month and will hit theaters on November 5, 2021.