Hasnat Khan: Biopic examines Princess Diana's last romance

Hasnat Khan's secret relationship with Princess Diana will feature in the biopic set for a limited release in November, entitled simply 'Diana.' Hasnat Khan will be played by 'Lost' star Naveen Andrews.

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Naveen Andrews, seen here in 2010 at ABC's 'Lost' premiere in Honolulu, will play Dr. Hasnat Khan in a movie about Princess Diana also starring Naomi Watts. He will also appear on the small screen this fall, as the villainous Jafar in ABC's fall series 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.'

Entertainment One will release "Diana," a biopic starring Naomi Watts as the famed British princess, on Nov. 1, the studio said on Monday. The film will open in limited release that first weekend before expanding into more cities and theaters. The film focuses on the last two years of Diana's life, including her secret love affair with Hasnat Khan.

Three films will open wide that weekend -- "Ender's Game," the Thanksgiving animated comedy  "Free Birds" and the geezer comedy "Last Vegas." Three others will open in limited release – romantic drama "About Time," "Le Week-End" and "Aftermath."

Entertainment One picked up "Diana" towards the end of this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Oliver Hirschbiegel directed the film from a screenplay by award-winning playwright Stephen Jeffreys, which was based on the book "Diane: Her Last Love."

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