Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood is set to score Spencer, a forthcoming biopic on Diana Frances Spencer – better known as Princess Diana.
The film stars Kristen Stewart and will be directed by Pablo Larraín, with a script written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight. Shooting has already begun, and the film could arrive as early as fall 2021.
Spencer – which takes place over the Christmas weekend of 1991 – explores Diana’s decision to separate from Prince Charles amidst the rumours of his infidelity. As yet, no actor has been linked to play Charles.
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Kristen Stewart said of the film in a statement acquired by Deadline: “Spencer is a dive inside an emotional imagining of who Diana was at a pivotal turning point in her life. It is a physical assertion of the sum of her parts, which starts with her given name; Spencer.”
“It is a harrowing effort for her to return to herself, as Diana strives to hold onto what the name Spencer means to her.”
Greenwood, who has been composing for film since 2003’s Bodysong, has been widely acclaimed for his work. His Grammy-nominated score for 2007’s There Will Be Blood was lauded by veteran composer Hans Zimmer, who deemed it “recklessly, crazily beautiful.”
More recently, Greenwood scored 2018’s You Were Never Really Here starring Joaquin Phoenix and 2017’s The Phantom Thread, the latter of which earned him his first-ever Oscar nomination.
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