Diana inquest to get the movie treatment

The inquest into Princess Diana’s death is set to be made into a Hollywood film.

The movie will document the current London court case – which has been running since October – and include flashbacks from Diana’s life as the dramatic proceedings unfold.

An executive who works for New Line Cinema believes the film could be as successful as 2006 hit The Queen, which followed how the British Royal Family coped after Diana was killed in a Paris car crash in 1997.

He told the Daily Express: “We’re all hooked by the inquest. It’s sensational. Diana was an amazing woman and she is still very much loved here in the US.

“There is talk of putting the latest court proceedings on film in a similar form to The Queen, which was a movie that everyone went crazy for over here.

“It would be The Queen meets A Few Good Men (an army court drama starring Jack Nicholson).

“I think once the inquest is over, a least one, perhaps two, productions
will start shooting. It would be a box office smash.”

The Queen was nominated for six Oscars in 2007 and Helen Mirren – who portrayed Britain’s Queen Elizabeth in the movie – scooped the Best Actress gong.

The inquest into Diana’s death – who was killed when her car collided into Pillar 13 of the Pont d’Alma tunnel along with her lover Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul – is expected to last for another two months.