In today’s casting news, Parker Posey (The House of Yes) and Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) are poised to join director Olivier Dahan’s Grace of Monaco. The biopic, which stars Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, centers on the Hollywood star’s involvement with Monaco’s Prince Rainier III during his financial difficulties under taxation from France’s Charles De Gaulle.
We also have word that Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns) has joined Jason Statham and James Franco in Gary Fledler’s Homefront. The adaptation of the Chuck Logan book centers on ex-DEA agent Phil Broker (Statham) who moves his family to a small town in hopes of a quieter life. Instead, he runs afoul of a meth-pushing kingpin by the name of Gator (Franco). Hit the jump for more details on these latest casting assignments.
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.