Royals Kristen Stewart's Princess Diana Sinks into Royal Life in Dramatic First 'Spencer' Poster The first footage from Spencer, Pablo Larraín's Princess Diana biopic starring Kristen Stewart, was also released at CinemaCon on Wednesday By Lanford Beard Lanford Beard Lanford Beard has been with PEOPLE since 2015. In addition to serving as the Senior Digital TV Editor, she has edited for Lifestyle and News verticals across the site. Lanford previously worked at Entertainment Weekly, NBC News and Ralph Lauren, to name a few. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College and a Master's of Science degree from Columbia University's School of Journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 25, 2021 12:20 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana. Photo: Neon and Topic Studios Kristen Stewart is quite literally disappearing into the role of Princess Diana. NEON has released the first official poster for Spencer, the forthcoming drama helmed by Chilean director Pablo Larraín, which will present a snapshot of a critical moment in the dissolution of Diana's marriage to Prince Charles. In the artwork, Stewart's back is turned and she's in a slumped pose, apparently crying into an ornately embellished off-white gown with a vast skirt that simultaneously looks fit for a bride and like quicksand consuming the princess. The film is set over the course of a weekend in December 1991, when Princess Diana joined the royal family for Christmas as the Sandringham Estate and decided to leave her fractured marriage. "Spencer is a dive inside an emotional imagining of who Diana was at a pivotal turning point in her life," Stewart, 31, said at the time. "It is a physical assertion of the sum of her parts, which starts with her given name: Spencer. It is a harrowing effort for her to return to herself, as Diana strives to hold onto what the name Spencer means to her." Also on Wednesday, the studio released a teaser trailer and the first footage from the biopic at CinemaCon, according to EW. Though the scene has not been released publicly, it portrays a confrontation across a billiards table between Stewart's Diana and Charles (Poldark star Jack Farthing). Diana bangs the pool table in rage and Charles hints at his wife's infidelities and questions her for refusing to conform to royal standards. "There's two of everyone," he tells her, per EW. "We are given tasks, you have to be able to make your body do things you hate." She shoots back, "That you hate?" "Yes," says Charles, "for the good of the country. For the people, because they don't want us to be people. That's how it is. I'm sorry I thought you knew." From the Big Screen to Broadway, 11 Actresses Who've Played Princess Diana NEON previously released a photo in March of Stewart in character, looking straight into the camera with her head resting on her hand, which is adorned with a replica of Princess Diana's sapphire and diamond engagement ring. Diana's oldest son, Prince William, later proposed to Kate Middleton with the famous ring, which Kate still wears. Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana. Shoebox Films Can't get enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage? Sign up for our free Royals newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more! Spencer premieres at the Venice Film Festival and hits screens on November 5.