It has been truly exhilarating to follow the career of the phenomenally talented Kristen Stewart.
The 31-year-old American actress is arguably still best known for her portrayal of Bella Swan in the Twilight Saga, but both her and her co-star Robert Pattinson have gone on to achieve awe-inspiring acclaim for a range of diverse and challenging parts.
Since appearing in the initial Stephenie Meyer adaptation, the LA-born performer has turned in stand-out performances in the likes of Clouds of Sils Maria, Adventureland, The Runaways, Certain Women, Seberg, Personal Shopper, and beyond.
Recently, fans were treated to a glimpse at her latest forthcoming project, Spencer, directed by Pablo Larraín.
The Chilean filmmaker impressed with his 2016 biopic Jackie, which saw Natalie Portman tackle the role of John F. Kennedy’s titular wife in the wake of the assassination that shook the globe.
This gripping trailer teases yet another stellar central performance, so let’s consider the Spencer movie release date and everything we need to know…
Spencer movie release date: Where to watch
- Spencer is scheduled for theatrical release in the US and UK on Friday, November 5th 2021. The distribution is being handled by Neon and Topic Studios.
As of yet, there is no news as to when it will be available on streaming.
Festival audiences will be given a glimpse of the anticipated film much earlier, on the other hand. It’s all set to premiere in competition at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on Friday, September 3rd.
So, potential viewers will be able to check out the critical reception shortly.
Reflecting on the trailer and what to expect from the project, Kristen Stewart leads as Diana, Princess of Wales, and we’re whisked back to the year 1991 where she is spending the Christmas holidays with the royal family at Norfolk’s Sandringham House.
It is during this time that she chooses to end her marriage to Charles, Prince of Wales.
The footage teases a weighty and expertly performed drama with a potential career-best performance from Kristen.
Assembling a royal cast
The subject matter has already been enough to entice audiences to check this one out when it arrives in November.
However, even those who weren’t immediately convinced may have taken a U-turn upon seeing the commendable cast that has been gathered for this ensemble.
The likes of Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner) Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), and Richard Sammel (The Strain) are all aboard and you can check out some of the surrounding cast and their respective roles below:
- Kristen Stewart as Diana, Princess of Wales
- Jack Farthing as Charles, Prince of Wales
- Olga Hellsing as Sarah, Duchess of York
- Thomas Douglas as John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer
- Mathias Wolkowski as Prince Edward
- Oriana Gordon as Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones
- Amy Manson as Anne Boleyn
- Ryan Wichert as Staff Sergeant Wood
- John Keogh as Michael
- Niklas Kohrt as Prince Andrew
“It’s hard not to feel protective over her”
While previously appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kristen began discussing her experience approaching the role of Diana:
“It’s hard not to feel protective over her. She was so young … everyone’s perspective is different, and there’s no way to get everything right … what is fact in relation to personal experience.”
Putting expectations in place, she explained: “[Spencer] takes place over three days, and it’s this really poetic, internal imagining of what that might have felt like, rather than giving new information.”
As for when Jimmy described the Princess as “one of the most beloved figures in the history of the world,” Kristen weighed in: “I feel sort of the same way about her. It happened really quickly. I didn’t grow up with her maybe in the same way. I was really young when she passed away.”
Spencer opens in cinemas on Friday, November 5th 2021.