The Weinstein Company has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco (2013). The film, which chronicles the life of Hollywood star Grace Kelly, stars Nicole Kidman, Milo Ventimiglia, Tim Roth, Paz Vega, Parker Posey, Frank Langella, and Jeanne Balibar.
The Weinstein Company will have a limited theatrical run for Grace of Monaco in December.
Note: Olivier Dahan also directed La mome a.k.a La vie en rose, which chronicles the life of legendary French singer ╔dith Piaf. Marion Cotillard, who played the iconic singer in the film, won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. See our listing and review of the French Blu-ray release of La Momehere.
Just as I could not imagine anyone worse and less suited than Nicole Kidman to play Martha Gelhorn, I cannot imagine anyone worse than Kidman to play Grace Kelly. I very much like Kidman, but her role choices since becoming a happy Nashville housewife have been rather bizarre. Of course her choices in her earlier career were frequently offbeat and edgy. But she really seems to have lost any sense of whether or not she's actually right for a role. Much like the recent Hitchcock by Hopkins, it may be that Hollywood has concluded that the audience is so ignorant and unaware of who these people really were and really like that it is now safe to pretty much make them up, like Lincoln.
Nicole Kidman? I opened this thread, saw the photo and threw up a little bit in my mouth. All the beautiful actresses and they use her? Charlize Theron is a chameleon as her starring in Monster proved. I am sure she'd make a much better Princess.