Australian actress Nicole Kidman is in discussions to play Princess Grace in a new movie about the celebrated movie star Grace Kelly.
The BBC have reported that Nicole Kidman is in discussions to play to play Grace Kelly. The movie may be called "Grace of Monaco" and will focus Grace Kelly's post-movie career and her work and activities in her adoptive homeland of Monaco. The era of the movie will be the early 1960s.
According to The Daily Telegraph the plot centers on:
"The film will focus on the 1962 crisis in which Charles de Gaulle blockaded the tiny principality, angered by Monaco’s status as a tax haven for wealthy French subjects."
Grace Kelly gave up film acting at the age of twenty-six when she married Prince Rainier in 1956 and became Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco.
Grace Kelly's key roles were in the Hitchcock movies "To Catch a Thief", "Rear Window" and "Dial M for Murder". Her last ever film was "High Society" (1956).
Tragically Grace Kelly died after suffering a stroke on September 14, 1982, when she lost control of her automobile and crashed.
According to Variety, playing Grace Kelly would be one of Hollywood's most coveted roles. The film is set to directed by Olivier Dahan (the director of "La Vie en Rose" about Edith Piaf, in 2008). The screenplay is by Arash Amel.
Nicole Kidman, aged 44, has been in a range of films and has had many starring roles, and she won the best actress Oscar in 2003 for her part of Virginia Woolf in "The Hours". Her other works include "To Die For", "Moulin Rouge!", "The Others" and "Cold Mountain".