Ecosse Films has announced that Naomi Watts will portray Princess Diana in the upcoming movie Caught in Flight. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel [Downfall] & scripted by Stephen Jeffreys the movie follows Diana, Princess of Wales during the last two years of her life. It charts how finding true personal happiness for the first time allowed her to achieve her defining successes evolving into a major international campaigner & humanitarian. Speaking earlier Watts stated: "It is such an honour to be able to play this iconic role, Princess Diana was loved across the world & I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen." Hirschbiegel commented: "I am delighted to have such a truly exceptional actress who embodies the warmth, humanity and empathy of such a global icon as Princess Diana." Ecosse Films’ Robert Bernstein also stated: "It is very exciting to be working with one of our finest actresses, Naomi Watts, on what will be a powerful and poignant film. She will encompass the role beautifully." The movie begins production in the UK later this year.