The release of the biopic Spencer is more than 2 months away but a 5-minute teaser already has critics raving. People have been eager to see Kristen Stewart’s portrayal as Princess Diana and if the critics got it right based on the short clip, she could be taking home the Oscar for Best Actress next year. The first poster of the film directed by Pablo Lorraine was released the same day and the stunning photo has fans eagerly waiting for when it hits theaters on November 5th.
I just saw the teaser trailer for #Spencer & a 5 minute clip from the film. Based on the footage, it looks like Kristen Stewart will be getting an Oscar nomination for her performance as Diana. I’m feeling very confident that this is going to be #KristenStewart’s big moment. pic.twitter.com/TeOfP3gXm1— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) August 25, 2021
The screening went down on Wednesday at the CinemaCon in Las Vegas and critics got a taste of Stewart as Diana and Jack Farthing as Prince Charles. Per PEOPLE, the scene has not been released publicly but it‘s a confrontation across a billiards table between Diana and Charles. Diana bangs the pool table in a rage and Charles hints at her infidelities and questions her refusal to conform to royal standards. Here’s how it went, per EW:
There‘s two of everyone. We are given tasks, you have to be able to make your body do things you hate. [Diana}
That you hate? [Charles]
Yes. For the good of the country. For the people, because they don‘t want us to be people. That’s how it is. I’m sorry I thought you knew. [Diana]
There were reports that Stewart was working hard to master Lady D’s British accent and she seems to have pulled it off. Following the screening Insider’sJason Guerrasio her praised accent and tweeted, “Kristen Stewart is going all out for that Oscar glory. And her Princess Di accent is spot on!“
Per the film‘s description, “The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be profoundly different.”
The response today to a single *poster* for #Spencer was stunning. I get the sense that the critical community is just ITCHING to award Kristen Stewart, and if she develops too strong a lead in the Best Actress race for any other contender to surpass, that Oscar may be hers too. pic.twitter.com/zh7m8YM4qH— Zach Gilbert (@zachbgilbert) August 25, 2021
Spencer will also co-star Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins, Sean Harris, Olga Hellsing, and Thomas Douglas, Amy Manson. It premieres at the Venice Film Festival in September before its theatrical release November 5th. A trailer for the film still has not been released.