We got our first look at Naomi Watts as Princess Diana in the real-life feature Diana earlier this summer, and now a couple of new images from the film have surfaced. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall), the story focuses on the final two years of the late princess’ life, specifically centering on her secret affair with heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Kahn, played by Naveen Andrews (Lost). We get a look at both characters in these images, and I’m interested to see how the incredibly talented Watts tackles the portrayal of such a beloved figure.
Hit the jump to take a look at the images. The film also stars Douglas Hodge and Juliet Stevenson and is expected to hit theaters sometime next year.
After showing off the first images of Naomi Watts (King Kong) as Princess Diana recently, we now have the first official image to share with you. The picture, previously titled Caught in Flight, will now be known simply as Diana. The Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall) film tells of the late princess’s secret affair with heart surgeon, Dr. Hasnat Kahn, who will be played by Lost’s Naveen Andrews. The Stephen Jeffreys‘ (The Libertine) script also follows Diana’s life as she transitioned her fame toward becoming a global campaigner and humanitarian. Currently shooting, Diana also stars Douglas Hodge (Robin Hood), Charles Edwards (Batman Begins) and Juliet Stevenson (Bend It Like Beckham). The film is scheduled to shoot for Croatia, Mozambique and the London area.
by Jeff Giles Posted: August 29th, 2010 at 10:53 am
We’ve heard a lot about dirty shenanigans in the financial sector over the last few years, but if you really want to know about a high-risk investment that hardly ever pays off, forget about the Ponzi scheme — look no further than the serialized television drama.
Much as we all love to snigger at the stereotype of the housewife or credulous college student weeping over her soap opera, there are good reasons that shows like General Hospital have lasted for decades, and chief among them is the unique pleasure of following characters and storylines over an extended period of time. The networks dress it up in different outfits each fall, but it’s that same enduring promise that lures viewers into new serialized series every year, and if you’re any kind of television fan, you’re well acquainted with the pain of giving yourself over to a show’s arc, only to watch it land with a thud — or worse, find that the show’s been canceled before it can reach a satisfying conclusion. (This writer is still smarting over the way NBC pulled the plug on Journeyman under cover of the writer’s strike.) Read more about Lost: The Complete Collection after the jump:
In news that is surprising to no one, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live will follow the two-hour series finale of Lost with “Aloha to Lost”, a one-hour special devoted entirely to the show. ABC is promising alternate endings to “Lost” will be presented on the show, along with live cast interviews and an appearance by showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. I hope one of the alternate ending is the “Joop” contingency.
Of course the Lindelof and Cuse part is mandatory. I think there will be even more questions about the show once it’s finished, not because I’m expecting a lot of ambiguity in the finale, but about the process of how they came to their ending, changes they had to make along the way, and other notes on the “how” and “why” of the series rather than the “what”. Here’s hoping Kimmel asks some questions sent in by fans.
And if you want to hate my positive reaction to this week’s episode, “The Package”, hit the jump.
Most everyone except Emile De Ravin’s Claire Littleton returns for Season Five of Lost. Even some of the dead ones. To that point, when Season Five opens Locke (Terry O’Quinn) is introduced in a coffin and yet spends most of the rest of the season walking around alive (?). Some members of lost flight have returned to the real world, including Dr. Jack Shepherd (Mathew Fox), Hurley (Jorge Garcia) and Kate (Evangeline Lily), while others still stuck on the island are lost in time, with Sawyer (Josh Holloway) settling into the Dharma institute as one of its head security agents. Everything is in chaos, and it looks like those who left the island must return to salve the time-jumping. My review of Season Five of Lost on Blu-ray after the jump.
[Obviously, if you've never seen Lost and are waiting until the entire series is available on DVD, stop reading now]
Let the official countdown begin. In 74 days, Lost one of TV’s best shows will begin its final season. Starting with a two-hour season premiere on February 2, 2010 at 9pm E.T., we begin (or hope) to unravel the island’s final mysteries: the smoke monster, time jumping, the statue, the temple, the island’s healing power, why the dead appear to the living, and so many other questions. It’s all come to this and 74 days seems like an eternity and yet by the time the series finale airs sometime in May 2010, it will feel like it was over too fast.
After its two-hour premiere (which will follow the inevitable yet likely helpful one-hour recap show), Lost will begin airing at its regular time slot of 9-10pm ET on Tuesday nights beginning the following week, February 9th. So grab your constant, blow the hatch, and get ready for the end. If you’d like to read the press release ABC sent us, hit the jump:
Until a week ago, I had never seen more than thirty seconds of Lost. There’s a good reason for this: I don’t watch TV. That’s not because I’m a snob, it’s because I always have a pile of movies to watch. And as that is the case, making time to watch television has always been a luxury I’ve denied myself. So, with that in mind there’s going to be two types of people reading this. People like me who never watched the show, and those who are religious about it, or got turned off at some point. I will gear the first part of the review for those who haven’t seen it and the second part for those who have. It’s all after the jump: