Speaking to Deadline, director Pablo Larraín confirmed that the film will not feature Diana's car accident at all. The director also expressed his delight over Stewart's casting for the role and shared his faith in her upcoming portrayal.
"The way she responded to the script and how she is approaching the character, it's very beautiful to see," he said. "I think she's going to do something stunning and intriguing at the same time. We're very happy to have her, she's very committed."
As for why he chose Stewart to play Diana, Larraín admitted: "To do this well, you need something very important in film, which is mystery. Kristen can be many things, and she can be very mysterious and very fragile an ultimately very strong as well, which is what we need."