First Photos of Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly as TWC Acquires Film
"I don't want to dress up a picture with just my face." Just before the Oscar ceremony yesterday, Deadline posted news that The Weinstein Company was "wrapping up a deal to acquire domestic rights to" Grace of Monaco. The film, which we've mentioned once or twice before (with a first look that got removed), stars Nicole Kidman as actress Grace Kelly and her "involvement" with Monaco's Prince Rainier III, played by Tim Roth. To go along with the acquisition news, Bleeding Cool found two official photos from the film, giving us two good looks at Kidman as Kelly. TWC will apparently give the film a solid 800-screen release.
Here's one synopsis: "The drama chronicles how Princess Grace made the transition from star of films like Dial M For Murder and Rear Window to her role as princess by playing a major role in helping her husband settle a dispute between her country and France's Charles De Gaulle over tax laws in the 1960s." First look:
Olivier Dahan (of La Vie en Rose) directs Grace of Monaco from a script by Arash Amel (who's writing the I Am Legend sequel). Nicole Kidman plays Grace Kelly in a story that follows the former Hollywood star's involvement with Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle dispute over tax laws in the early 1960s. Tim Roth plays the prince and the cast also includes Frank Langella, Paz Vega, Parker Posey and Milo Ventimiglia. The film is slated to be release sometime in 2014, but we don't have an official date.
The news on Deadline states that TWC is really going all out with this film, "paying a $5 million minimum guarantee and a P&A commitment around $10 million for a minimum 800 screen run." They're predicting it might be one of the big contenders at the 2014 Oscars next year, at least maybe Nicole Kidman, but it's still too early to be making those kind of calls. These photos will have to hold us over for now. Thoughts?