Many of Hollywood’s top actresses have been after the lead in Grace Of Monaco, but it seems Oliver Dahan has decided who he wants, as THR reports that Nicole Kidman is in talks to portray Grace Kelly in the film.
The biopic takes place between December 1961 and November 1962, and tells the story of the former Oscar winner and mother of two, who had retired from acting when she became the wife of the ruler of a European nation. The 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. While seen by many as essentially arm candy for the prince, Kelly maneuvered behind the scenes to save Monaco from a coup.
Dahan is best known for directing Marion Cotillard to an Oscar in the Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en rose, is helming the period movie. Grace Of Monaco meanwhile is a $15 million production that is being compared in tone to The King’s Speech.