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Princess Diana movie: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston favourites for Prince Charles

PRINCESS DIANA movie Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart, sees Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston lead the bookies’ favourites to play Prince Charles.

Last week, it was announced that Twilight star Kristen Stewart will play Princess Diana in new movie Spencer. The film about the late Royal will focus on a weekend in the early 1990s when she decided to end her marriage with Prince Charles. And now the most likely actors to play the heir to the throne have been revealed by bookmakers Bovada, whose US odds have been converted to fractions.

Leading the pack is Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch, who is odds on at 0.625/1.

While right behind him is Loki actor Tom Hiddleston on 3.5/1.

Both former public school boys would fit into the role well, while just behind them is Spider-Man star Tom Holland on 7/1.

However, Prince Charles divorced at 47-years-old, so he seems an unlikely candidate at 24-years-old.

While way behind at 15/1 is Tom Hardy, followed by Zac Efron on 20/1.

Plus Stewarts Twilight co-star and new Batman Robert Pattinson is on 25/1.

Spencer will be directed by Pablo Larraín, who is best known for 2016 film Jackie, which followed JFKs First Lady in the aftermath of his assassination.

Speaking with Deadline, the director said: “We all grew up, at least I did in my generation, reading and understanding what a fairy tale is.”

Larrain continued: “Usually, the prince comes and finds the princess, invites her to become his wife and eventually she becomes queen. That is the fairy tale.

“When someone decides not to be the queen, and says, Id rather go and be myself, its a big big decision, a fairy tale upside down.

“Ive always been very surprised by that and thought it must have been very hard to do. That is the heart of the movie.

“How and why do you decide to do that? Its a great universal story that can reach millions and millions of people, and thats what we want to do.”

Spencer is yet to have a release date announced and is expected to begin production in 2021.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles is also portrayed on the small screen in Netflixs The Crown.

Josh OConnor plays the heir apparent in the third series set during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Hes expected to reprise the role for the fourth season, which is likely to release at the end of the year.

The Crown season 4 will focus on the 1980s during Margaret Thatchers premiership as prime minister.

Princess Diana will be played by Emma Corrin in the upcoming series.

Events will include her appearance at the Barnados Champion Children Awards and her 1989 Concorde flight.

The fifth and final series will see Imelda Staunton replace Olivia Colman as The Queen in a season that will presumably cover the 1990s, including Princess Dianas death in 1997.

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