A feature film documentary about the life of Diana, Princess Of Wales, is heading to cinemas in the summer of 2022.

One of the current growth areas for feature films is documentaries telling the stories of high profile figures. And in a new announcement, it’s now been revealed that a major feature documentary is on the way to tell the story of Diana, Princess Of Wales.

The film is going by the name of Diana, and it’s to be directed by Oscar-nominee Ed Perkens. Altitude has announced the film along with Lightbox, and the two companies are planning to release the movie in the summer of 2022, to mark the 25th anniversary of Diana’s death.

It’s billed already as the first theatrically-released documentary about here, and deals have been struck that’ll see the movie head to Sky Documentaries later on in 2022, once the theatrical run of the film is completed.

As per the official announcement:

Using a bold and elevated archive-only approach, DIANA will draw on thousands of hours of news reports, previously unseen footage and photographs to create an intelligent, layered and powerful film that will become a unique documentary record of the life and times of a global icon.

But DIANA is not simply the story of the life of a princess and the crisis in the British monarchy which was sparked by her death. The film also turns the camera back on ourselves, to examine wider society at the time to illuminate the profound impact Diana had on ordinary people in Britain and across the world.

Drawing out wider themes of celebrity culture, media intrusion and our insatiable appetite for voyeurism and the private lives of others, DIANA will tell a story which is just as relevant today as it ever was.

More as we hear it.

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