jessica chastain cropped Jessica Chastain to play Princess Diana in a new filmActress Jessica Chastain has taken Hollywood by storm. This relative newcomer has already had roles in major motion pictures like “The Help” and “The Debt,” in addition to acting opposite Brad Pitt in “Tree of Life.”

Well, her next project is a big one. According to IndieWire, Chastain is going to play Princess Diana in the new film, “Caught in Flight.” Biopics are always a risky choice, but this one is especially difficult. It’s a brave actress who would take on one of the most famous icons in the world. Still, we’re sure she can pull it off.

The film, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, is based on the secret affair between the late Diana and heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Kahn, the man said to be the love of her life. The film is being described as “a love story between a princess locked in a tower and an ordinary man.” It’s set to start pre-production in March 2012.

So what do you guys think? Is Chastain the right person for the job? Is this the right time, after the royal wedding media blitz and endless stories about Pippa’s posterior? Remember the uproar about the photo showing what Diana would have looked like at the wedding if she’d lived? Let us know what you think!

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