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Naomi Watts as Princess Diana

Naomi Watts as Princess Diana

There seems to be a frenzy of biopics coming out, including Benedict Cumberbatch portraying Julian Assange in “The Fifth Estate” and Nicole Kidman as the title character in “Grace of Monaco.”

A biopic on Richard Pryor is also in the works, as soon as Pryor’s wife finds an actor she thinks is up to muster.

Here’s a first look at Kidman’s Aussie pal Naomi Watts as Diana, the Princess of Wales in “Diana,” due in theaters August 29, 2013.

Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, the film follows the last two years of Diana’s life, focusing on a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews, “Lost,” The English Patient).

Hirschbiegel directs from a screenplay by playwright Stephen Jeffreys, inspired by the book “Diana: Her Last Love,” by Kate Snell, which is culled from interviews with close friends and confidantes.

Thoughts on Naomi Watts as Diana? Think she’s up to the task? 

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