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Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, Spencer
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Kristen Stewart stars as Princess Diana in the first trailer for Spencer

Directed by Pablo Larraín, the film is set to premiere at Venice Film Festival next month

The first teaser trailer for Spencer has finally arrived, just a day after we got a glimpse at Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in a new, dramatic poster for the biopic.

Unsurprisingly, the much-anticipated preview of the Pablo Larraín-directed film offers up some stately visuals. In one scene, a series of looks are laid out for Diana’s long weekend at Sandringham, which forms the backdrop for the breakdown of her marriage to Prince Charles, and in another chefs prepare lobsters for a candlelit dinner.

The trailer then cuts to Kristen Stewart as Diana, hiding herself away from the party. Later, she’s also seen posing for the royals’ annual Christmas portrait, bolting across the grounds, and talking about her relationship with the press, giving a (very brief) insight into Stewart’s take on her voice.

“The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold,” reads a description of the film from Neon. “Though rumours 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. Spencer is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days.”

Larraín has previously directed the 2016 Jackie Kennedy biopic Jackie, followed in 2019 by the sexual dance drama Ema. Spencer is written by Steven Knight and shot by Claire Mathon (of Atlantics and Portrait of a Lady on Fire), with music by Radiohead musician Jonny Greenwood.

Following a September 3 premiere at the 2021 Venice Film Festival, the film is set to arrive in cinemas on November 5. Watch the new trailer below.