The two-hour Lifetime Original Movie Event The Murder of Princess Diana, will air in a special three-night premiere beginning Saturday, August 25 at 9:00 PM, followed by encore presentations on Sunday, August 26 at 6:00 PM and Monday, August 27 at 9:00 PM on Lifetime Television. The film will also air on Friday, August 31 at 9:00 PM, the 10th anniversary of Diana's passing. All times are ET/PT. The Murder of Princess Diana stars Jennifer Morrison (House) in a fictionalized account of the book by the same name by Noel Botham, which theorized that the car crash that claimed the lives of the Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed and their chauffeur Henri Paul, was a conspiracy. Morrison portrays a journalist who witnesses the tragic car crash and quickly becomes convinced it was not just an accident.
The movie is produced by Working Title Television, the sister company to the award-winning production company, Working Title Films, which explored a similarly explosive dramatization in the critically acclaimed United 93.
Filmed on location in Luxembourg and Paris, The Murder of Princess Diana focuses on the hours leading up to and directly following the tragic deaths of Diana, Fayed and Paul. In the movie, Rachel (Morrison), an American journalist in Paris, witnesses the fateful accident. As the shocking news of Diana's death reverberates around the world, Rachel is suspicious that something rings false with the official version surrounding Diana's death. Rachel begins her own investigation searching for the truth -- leading her to believe there is much more to the story than a simple car crash.
Enlisting the help of her former lover Thomas (Grefori Derangere), a police officer, Rachel finds herself further embroiled in what she believes is a conspiracy to murder the Princess. As she gets closer to uncovering the details of Diana's death, Rachel soon learns that there are powerful people out there who will stop at nothing to silence her.
"The Murder of Princess Diana" is produced by Working Title Television for Lifetime Television. John Strickland (Big Love) is the director. Emma Reeves (Doctors) and Reg Gadney (Kennedy) wrote the teleplay.