Watts lands the role of the late Princess Diana in Caught in Flight, an upcoming movie focusing on the last two years of the Princess of Wales's life. "It is such an honor to be able to play this iconic role," she says in a statement. "Princess Diana was loved across the world, and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen."
Watts earns a best actress Oscar nomination for her role in The Impossible as Maria Belón, a mother-of-three whose family is torn apart during a 2004 vacation to Thailand when the Indian Ocean tsunami hits. "Watts and [Ewan] McGregor give performances that are inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time," PEOPLE critic Alynda Wheat raves of the film, which is based on true events.
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