Princess Diana was such a beloved icon that in the new trailer for the eponymous movie, Diana, you don’t even see Naomi Watts’ face until the clip is halfway finished. There’s not even any dialogue. Instead, the video hopes to tap into that deep reservoir of goodwill — and obsession — that made Diana “the most famous woman in the world.” Cue shaking hands, flashing lightbulbs, and glamorous red carpets… until Watts finally turns around and flashes that soft, demure smile that Diana wore at public events.
The movie, directed by Olivier Hirschbiegel (Downfall) focuses on the last two years of Diana’s life, when she was deeply involved in the effort to eradicate military landmines and involved in a romantic relationship with Dr. Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews).
Watch the trailer below:
Diana will open in the U.K. in September. It still doesn’t have a U.S. release date, but eOne, who picked up the American right at Cannes, said it planned an awards-season release later this year.