Who is the best actress to play Princess Diana in a biopic? Years ago, Lindsay Lohan told In Touch Weekly she'd like to play the royal do-gooder, who died in a car crash in 1997. That's certainly not going to happen. But now another redhead (sometimes), Scarlett Johansson, is apparently a contender. According to the Daily Mail, she's a "possibility" along with "top" choice Keira Knightley for a Pathé-produced film that would take us through Diana's life from childhood to her death.
Knightley's name was on wishlists three years ago, too, when the book 'Diana and the Paparazzi' was published and its film rights were being pursued by Hollywood. The Oscar-nominated actress since then starred in Pathé's 'The Duchess,' which was marketed as being linked and parallel to Diana's life. Pathé also made 'The Queen' and wants this to be in the same vein, though that film's star, Helen Mirren, is now (potentially confusingly) being lined up to play Diana's mother, Frances Shand Kydd.