Charlize Theron is being courted to play Princess Diana in a film adaptation of Ken Wharfe’s book Diana: Closely Guarded Secret.
The head-turning South African-born actress, who won an Academy Award for her role in the true-crime drama Monster, is being lined up for the coveted lead role in a theatrical retelling of the princess’ relationship with former bodyguard Ken Wharfe, be played by Ewan McGregor.
The movie is based Wharfe’s controversial tell-all detailing the eight years he spent as personal protection officer to the princess, who died in a car crash in 1998.
Closely Guarded Secret is one of two British films about the English princess that will be produced in the next year. Earlier this week, UK film company Pathe announced plans to released their own Diana biopic, with starlets Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley vying for the lead role.