Grace Of Monaco has already proved a tad controversial, as the European principality – which is notoriously protective of the late Grace Kelly (perhaps unsurprisingly as she’s the mother of current monarch, Albert II) – has already come out to claim the movie is inaccurate.
However as nobody’s seen it, we’ll have to wait and see what the end product is like. Now the first images have arrived, via The Playlist, showing us Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace.
The film concentrates on a time when Monaco was in a conflict with France and Grace Kelly (Kidman), who by then had given up acting and was the small country’s princess, worked to prevent a coup after French president Charles de Gaulle handed Grace’s husband Crown Prince Rainier (Tim Roth) a six-month deadline to reform Monaco’s financial laws and status as an extreme tax haven. Frank Langella, Parker Posey, Milo Ventimiglia, and Paz Vega also star. (It’s the film’s depiction of this time as an extreme consitutional crisis and Grace’s role in it that Monaco is protesting, as well as for “pointlessly glamorizing” her life).
No release date is currently set, but it’s expected to get an Oscar push, so a late 2013 release is likely.