Hi, Bryan Here…
Nicole Kidman is in final talks to play Grace Kelly in Olivier Dahan’s ‘Grace of Monaco’. Pierre-Ange Le Pogam (Hitman/Columbiana) will fully produce the $15 million film himself. Set between December 1961 and November 1962, story finds Kelly as a former Oscar winner and mother of two who had already spent six years as the monarch of a European nation. The retired starlet was called upon to save Monaco from an escalating situation regarding its standing as a tax haven, with French leader Charles de Gaulle giving her husband, Monaco’s Prince Rainier III, six months to reform its tax laws according to Variety.
This role was a very sought after role. Almost all the top actresses in Hollywood pushed to get this role. Dahan directed ‘La Vie En Rose’ which Marion Cotillard (Inception) won the oscar for Best Actress. I’m a huge fan of Kidman. Lately, her films haven’t stayed in my memory longer than a month, but hopefully with this one, it will be come an instant classic. Only a matter of time, and I bet this is a shoe in for Kidman to win an Oscar.