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Celeb news: Naomi Watts as Princess Diana (pics).

Naomi Watts as Princess Diana

Spitting image. Would you say?

Fourteen years after the death of Diana, the first pics of Naomi Watts playing the role of the Princess of Wales in a movie about her life have emerged. And the resemblance is uncanny.

The movie, Caught In Flight, focuses on the two years of Diana’s life before her death in Paris in 1997 – it will include her relationship with heart surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan and subsequent relationship with Dodi Fayed, who also died in the car accident.

When Watts was announced at the actress who would play the role of Diana, she said: “It is such an honour to be able to play this iconic role – Princess Diana was loved across the world, and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen.

“She is a part of our history, an incredible woman and fascinating but a tragic ending.

“The film-makers came to me and it’s a good script and it’s very scary and I kind of wanted to say “no” but I couldn’t.”