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'Diana' Poster Stirs Controversy

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Movie posters for a new movie about Princess Diana are starting to go up. However, one particular spot where the movie is being advertised is sparking outrage among fans of the late royal.

If you've seen a poster or any of the pictures from the set of the movie "Diana," starring Naomi Watts, you'd think she was the real deal. That's why the movie poster in Paris is all the more disturbing.

The poster featuring Watts dressed as Diana stands at the entrance to the Paris tunnel where Princess Diana died in a car crash in 1997.

It's also just feet away from the Flame of Liberty statue, which has become known as an unofficial memorial for her. One of Diana's closet confidantes said she never expected marketers to "stoop so low."

The late Princess of Wales died in August 1997, when she and Dodi Al-Fayed were being chased by paparazzi through the tunnel. Diana, Dodi, and their driver were all killed. The movie is loosely based on Diana's relationship with another man, Doctor Hasnat Khan, a Pakistani heart surgeon she dated until just months before her death.

The company for marketing the film has not commented, but a spokesman for the city said that all the posters were displayed legally.

The movie opened this past weekend in Paris and last month in England. It will open next month here in the us.

The movie currently has a 4.6/10 on IMDB and a 3% Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes.

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