Nicole Kidman In Talks To Play Grace Kelly In ‘Grace Of Monaco’

Coveted Role

This is one of those highly coveted roles in Hollywood – to play the iconic, Grace Kelly, has to be one of every Hollywood actress’s dream. Today we have learned that Nicole Kidman is in negotiations to play Grace in Olivier Dahan’s new movie, Grace of Monaco. Reports are saying that no deal has been closed yet, but that Nic is the lead runner and in advanced talks to play the princess of Monaco.


You can see in these pics that there is definitely a physical resemblance between a young Grace Kelly and Nicole Kidman, something about the way they hold themselves too. I can totally see her playing Grace

Set between December 1961 and November 1962, [the] story finds Kelly as a former Oscar winner and mother of two who had already spent six years as the monarch of a European nation. The retired 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.

The director of Grace of Monaco, Olivier Dahan, did the Edith Piaf biopic, La Vie en rose, so that is what I am imagining this to be somewhat like. I know that Nic Kidman is not everyone’s cup of tea, but I do think that this would be good casting if she gets the role, as she is perfect to play the poised, almost aloof, female character. She has the elegance and stature I think required for a role like Grace Kelly, but I actually also think Cate Blanchett would do a good job in a role like this too.

Who do you think would be the best Grace Kelly?

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  1. Good call Trent, Cate would KILL this role. I know Nicole would as well.

  2. apriljan

    I was thinking maybe Naomi Watts.

  3. Grace

    Diane Kruger would be a good choice.

  4. kristian

    i like Nicole, but i wanna see maybe Naomi Watts or Gwyneth Paltrow…

  5. Dustbunny7

    Nah, always thought Charlize Theron would grab this role.

  6. muniel

    january jones! ;)

  7. gpgirl

    i think Amy Adams looked like Grace Kelly! younger and has the face shape as Grace. and she ain’t a bad actress either.

  8. Billy

    Please please please tell me this is a joke. Nicole and her botoxed face would be a horrible Grace, as would Gwyneth. Naomi or Charlize could manage it though.

  9. Pierce_mn

    No, No, No! I have given up on her because after Nine, I decided I’ve had enough of that little girl voice and that preposterous acting style. She’s no Grace Kelly! Cast someone else, please!

  10. Jessicagiovanna

    NO,.sorry but Ms. Kidman doesn’t have an ounce of the natural grace and beauty that Princess Grace had.. Too too contrived :( no bueno

  11. Dennis

    Maybe with her original face & acting style-say “Malice” 1993-but now she’s way too harsh looking and stiff to play someone with so much natural style & elegance as Grace.

  12. Emma

    Amy Adams is the only one look like Garce Kelly, like a former poster said : same unusual shape of face, same eyes and petite like Grace..sorry but Nicole is nothing like Grace beside being a ‘classical beauty’ and far too tall, Grace was petite !

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