Actress to play screen icon in Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco
According to a report in Variety, Nicole Kidman has been successful in her bid to claim the role of Grace Kelly in Olivier Dahan's forthcoming flick about the beauty's life. The first details of the project came to light way back in October, but everything seemed to go quiet after the turn of the year - at least until now.
Kidman represents a great choice for the role in our book, proving, if nothing else, that Dahan is looking for genuine talent rather than simple good looks (not that Kidman isn't a looker, but there must have been temptation there to go for a younger actress). The actual premise of the movie itself is still relatively unknown, although it has been confirmed that it will centre on Kelly's life around six years after she became a princess by virtue of marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
No doubt it'll be an essential watch for fans of Kelly, while it may also introduce a few younger moviegoers to her life.