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Nicole Kidman To Play Grace Kelly In 'Grace Of Monaco' From 'La Vie En Rose' Director Olivier Dahan

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 5, 2012 at 10:02PM

We're sure a lot of people are gonna have something to say about this: Nicole Kidman is lining up to play Grace Kelly in the brewing film "Grace Of Monaco" from "La Vie En Rose" director Olivier Dahan.
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We're sure a lot of people are gonna have something to say about this: Nicole Kidman is lining up to play Grace Kelly in the brewing film "Grace Of Monaco" from "La Vie En Rose" director Olivier Dahan.

Easily one of the most beautiful and iconic actresses of all time, this film is not a biopic but instead focuses on a specific, and pretty curious, moment in her life. Penned by Arash Amel ("The Expatriate" with Aaron Eckhart and Olga Kurylenko), the story is set in 1962, when the city-state of Monaco got into a heated dispute with France, which had grown tired of the small principality being a tax haven. Charles De Gaulle gave Kelly's husband Prince Rainer III six months to change his tax laws, and she maneuvered behind the scenes to save Monaco from a coup. We'll say this -- we've never been more excited by anything involving taxes.

Though the film has a budget somewhere around $15 million, Variety report that Kidman apparently beat out a number of other actresses who wanted the role. Not only because it's an opportunity to portray one of the most glamorous people of all time, but likely also because the script is one that landed on the Black List last year.

No word yet on when this might shoot, but Kidman's calendar is pretty much free at the moment (though, like any major actress she has a number of projects in development). So if Kidman is Kelly... who should be the prince?

This article is related to: Grace of Monaco, Nicole Kidman


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