Tim Roth to Play Nicole Kidman's Prince in 'Grace of Monaco' Drama
Hollywood starlet Grace Kelly entered the business at age 20, headlined half a dozen major films, earned an Academy Award, and then retired from acting at age 26 to become a princess of Monaco. That's pretty impressive, but as we've written about before, the new film Grace of Monaco will see Nicole Kidman playing Kelly and will pick up the story after all of that, when she helped guide the city-state through a difficult conflict with the French. Variety reports that Pulp Fiction star Tim Roth has joined the esteemed cast as her husband, the Prince of Monaco. And there's a role for Frank Langella as well. More below!
Langella is in talks to play Father Tucker, a priest who helps the couple with advice on how to make their marriage survive through a time in which Kelly was essentially running the show behind the scenes. Roth's character is stubborn and strong-willed, and at first refuses Kelly's help, but comes to realize she may have the answers he needs to bring the conflict to an end. Plus, Spanglish star Paz Vega is attached as opera singer Maria Callas, who became one of Kelly's best friends during this period. Sounds like this is gearing up for some serious awards contention, and with solid performers coming aboard a period piece about a Hollywood icon, it's almost a sure thing that the Academy will go crazy for this. La vie en rose director Olivier Dahan is behind the camera on this one, and it's in pre-production now so we'll be sure to stay on top of this one as a start date approaches.