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Jessica Chastain May Star in a Princess Diana Biopic

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22:  Jessica Chastain attends "The Debt" screening at the Tribeca Grand Hotel - Screening Room on August 22, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

The ubiquitous indie starlet (her 2011 hot streak has included Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt, and Texas Killing Fields) is in talks to play the late Princess in Caught in Flight, a biopic directed by Downfall's Olivier Hirschbiegel. The movie focuses on Diana's closely guarded relationship with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Kahn, who was generally considered to be the love of her life. Diana dated Kahn after her divorce from Prince Charles and took great pains to keep him out of the spotlight; they split before her death in 1997*.  So, if you are the type of person who wakes up early to watch Royal Weddings, you will probably want to bring your Union Jack–print Kleenex to this one. 


* This post has been updated with the correct year of Princess Diana's death (1997, not 2007).

Photo: Andy Kropa/Getty Images