Nicole Kidman has been cast in the lead role of Grace Kelly in the upcoming “non-biopic” Grace of Monaco and as you can see in the first promo image released for the film, she definitely looks the part of the actress-turned-princess. As you may recall, we’ve previously seen photos of Naomi Watts in character as Princess Diana in a biopic of her own (photos that I, personally, think are remarkable) but this new promo photo of Nicole as Grace is so beautifully elegant, it’s hard not to see her as princess in her own right. Check out the full-size image below and learn more about Grace of Monaco.
Nicole Kidman gets into her full Royal Lady mode in the first ever photo from “Grace of Monaco”. Coming out via The Film Stage, the picture gives a high-definition look at how the Oscar-winning Australian actress will appear as actress-turned-princess, Grace Kelly, in the upcoming Olivier Dahan-directed drama. Kidman looks stunningly elegant in a sleeveless sheer white dress which is adorned with gorgeous gems in the neckline. She arranges her wavy red hair into a sleek do and finishes off her classy look with bold eye makeup and maroon lipstick. “Grace of Monaco”, which is not designed as a biopic, follows Kelly’s personal story during the 1962 politics. It stresses on a six-month period in which the newly minted Princess of Monaco maneuvered behind the scenes in an effort to save the city-state from a coup. Arash Amel wrote the script, which was included in the 2011 Black List and was said to be “generating awards buzz.” Joining Kidman in the cast ensemble are Paz Vega, Parker Posey, Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Robert Lindsay and Geraldine Somerville.
Yeah, I really love this photo. I’ve always believed that Nicole Kidman bears a resemblance to Grace Kelly so her casting in Grace of Monaco makes total sense. I’m now very curious to see any footage from this film. We know that Nicole has the acting chops to handle a big role like this but it’s very difficult to portray a real person and make that portrayal believable. I’m intrigued by this film … I can’t wait to see more.