The Oscar winner plays the famed actress-turned-princess in the Cannes opener
The first long look at “Grace of Monaco” reveals that the anticipated film won’t exactly be a fairytale production.
Directed by “La Vie en Rose” filmmaker Olivier Dahan, the film stars Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, the young Oscar winner who, at the peak of her powers on the big screen, gave up a life of movie stardom to marry into the royal family of Monaco. The nuptials was a worldwide event, but the movie focuses instead on the rocky aftermath.
This concentrated snapshot looks at Kelly’s life in 1962, seven years after she married Prince Rainier III; Alfred Hitchcock, who directed her in “Dial M for Murder” and “Rear Windows,” offered her a role in his next film, “Marnie,” which she was quite eager to take. Political and social pressure, however, complicated things, as one can see in this first long trailer.
The film will debut at the Cannes Film Festival, which is quite fitting, as Kelly and Rainier first met at the French confab.