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THE DI IS CAST FOR CBS MOVIE.

Byline: Hollywood Reporter

CBS has placed a rush order with the Kushner-Locke Co. for a May-sweeps TV movie about Princess Di's five-year affair with Capt. James Hewitt.

Princess Diana and the Prince of Wales announced last week that they would divorce.

The project will be based on the book "Princess in Love," by London journalist Anna Pasternak and adapted by Cynthia Cherbak ("Love & Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story," "A Song for You: The Karen Carpenter Story"). Julie Cox, who starred in the 1995 Oscar-winning short film "What a Wonderful World," is set to star, and David Greene ("Roots," "Friendly Fire," "The People Next Door," "Rich Man, Poor Man") has been set to direct.

Filming is slated to begin Monday in the United Kingdom; Kushner-Locke is producing in association with London-based production company Movie Screen Entertainment.

The book, which follows Di's affair with the captain of the Royal Stables in 1986, sold more than a quarter of a million copies in hardback in the U.S.
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Title Annotation:L.A. LIFE
Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:Mar 6, 1996
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