Nicole Kidman in negotiations to play Grace Kelly in upcoming indie film 'Grace of Monaco'

By Gina DiFalco,
Nicole Kidman at the 45th Annual CMA Awards. (Nashville, TN)

Grace of Monaco, the indie film being created about Grace Kelly, could star Nicole Kidman as the Hollywood icon.

Academy Award nominee, Kidman, is in negotiations for the role, with Pierre-Ange Le Pogam producing and financing the project under his new Stone Angel production company.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Arash Amel will pen the script, which is based off of a script that was on the 2011 Black List, and Oliver Dahan will direct. It’s been said the script is similar to the nature of Oscar-winning film The King’s Speech.

The film won’t be a true biopic on the actress-turned-princess, instead it will hone in on a six-month period from December 1961 to November of 1962 in which the city-state was in crisis.

Variety first reported the news, that Kidman is in negotiations to star in the film, which has a budget of $15 million.

According to Cinema Blend, Kidman has two films that will be released later this year, The Paperboy and Stoker. She just recently signed on to Before I Go to Sleep and The Railway Man, taking the place of Rachel Weisz.

The script is said to be gaining a lot of attention in Hollywood circles, and the role of Kelly, who married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1965, is said to be a highly-desired role amongst A-list actresses.



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