Opening this weekend, in limited release, is director Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Impossible. Based on a true story, the film stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor as the parents of three boys vacationing in Thailand in 2004 when the tsunami hit. Having survived, but finding themselves separated, the family members search for each other amidst the chaos, encountering strangers caught up in the same situation along the way. The film also stars Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, and Oaklee Pendergast. For more on The Impossible, here are eight clips and the trailer.
At the recent Los Angeles press day I got to speak to Naomi Watts. We talked about why she wanted to make The Impossible, how she prepared for the role, filming the intense water scenes, and more. In addition, we also talked about David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive and director Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Diana movie (she’s playing Princess Diana). Hit the jump to watch.
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.