'Diana' Poster Removed from Site of Princess's Death
The parade of troubles for the Princess Diana biopic Diana continues. The latest? A poster for the film was placed near the entrance to the tunnel in Paris where the princess died in a car crash in 1997.
The parade of troubles for the beleaguered Princess Diana biopic Diana continues. The latest? A poster for the film was placed near the entrance to the tunnel in Paris where the princess died in a car crash in 1997. Though the poster has apparently since been removed, according to Nancy Tartaglione at Deadline, it was originally placed at the Pont de l’Alma, near the Flame of Liberty, which has served as a memorial to the Princess of Wales.
The poster's placement drew considerable ire from the Daily Mail, which quoted "one of the Princess' most trusted confidantes" Rosa Monckton as saying "I really don't have any words to describe how I feel about this cynical and shameless attempt to publicise a film that should never have been made." A spokesperson for the French film distributor Le Pacte told Deadline that the poster's location was merely a "a coincidence." Though the advertising agency responsible for the ad, JCDecaux, apparently received no complaints, Le Pacte requested that the poster be taken down. The distributor probably couldn't stand another bit of bad press for the film, which has been widely and brutally panned by British critics. Still, video of the scene remains: