Nicole Kidman in Talks to Star as Grace Kelly in GRACE OF MONACO

     April 5, 2012


A star has finally been chosen to lead the Grace Kelly biopic Grace of Monaco.  Variety reports that Nicole Kidman beat out a number of top actresses to take on the coveted role of the gorgeous starlet.  La Vie en Rose director Olivier Dahan is onboard to helm Grace of Monaco, and the pic will take place between December 1961 and November 1962, when Kelly maneuvered behind the scenes as Princess of Monaco to save her nation from political turmoil.  For those unaware, Kelly only starred in a handful of films before she retired from acting to serve as Monaco’s monarch alongside Prince Rainier III, but she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in The Country Girl and had a memorable turn in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window.  Also, she was incredibly beautiful.  Hit the jump for more.

grace-kelly-grace-of-monacoVariety notes that the script for Grace of Monaco is already “generating awards buzz,” but I’d say that’s a tad premature.  However, the Academy loves them some biopic performances, so Kidman has a decent shot at another Best Actress nomination at the least.  The actress hasn’t officially closed her deal to star just yet, but she’s in advanced negotiations to topline the pic.

I think Kidman’s a great talent and a fine choice to take on the Grace Kelly role.  She’s certainly got the look down, and I’m eager to see her portray Kelly during one of the most pivotal periods in her life.  Kidman next stars in Lee Daniels’ drama The Paperboy and Oldboy director Chan-wook Park’s English-language debut, the horror/drama Stoker.  She’s also attached to star opposite Colin Firth in The Railway Man, but there’s no word on which project she’ll shoot first.


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  • True Grit

    Please … no one can hold a candle to Grace Kelly, why even try.

    • EggOnALeash

      True but if it’s going to be anyone I think Nicole would do her justice. She won the oscar for playing Virginia Wolf.

  • Strong Enough

    Rosamund Pike

    • filmcr

      Rosamund would have also been a brilliant choice! She’s got the look and a certain “grace” about her.

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  • Tom L

    FINALLY! Should’ve done this shit in 2002.

  • Spock Jenkins

    Nicole Kidman hasn’t done anything of import since she had that horrendous and unnecessary facelift. She’s too old – and artificial – for Grace Kelly in that regard.

    Better if they went for an unknown…

  • zootcatchy

    this plastic face to impersonate a real beauty? eewww

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  • Matt B.

    It’s really amazing how Grace Kelly looks just like Jaime King.

  • HenryFL

    This is really exciting news. I’ve been a fan of Nicole’s since The Others. I think she’s perfect for this role.

  • Sara

    PERFECT! Nicole is too girly and graceful not to be Grace!

  • TeaTime

    Nicole is a great choice for this, she is experienced, poised, and has excelled in challenging roles in the past! Can’t wait to find out who else will be cast!

  • masterpiece

    Love Nicole. She’ll be as awesome in this as she was in Moulin Rouge. She’s a real actress.

  • Ivy

    Well, regardless of what people are saying about this casting, she’s a brilliant actress. I’ll see it.

  • Boobalicious

    zooomg! brilliant casting

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  • LilGrace

    Both have poise and grace! Love this choice!

  • Delina

    Nicole too tall , old and plastic-artificial, just loks like an Australian Horse. Never like Grace.