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Nicole Kidman Close to Land High-End Role as Princess Grace Kelly in New Film

April 6, 2012 (4:04 am) GMT
The 'Moulin Rouge' actress is in advanced talks to secure the highly demanded role in a movie called 'Grace of Monaco', which will be helmed by notable French filmmaker Olivier Dahan.
Nicole Kidman Close to Land High-End Role as Princess Grace Kelly in New Film

could have the honor to portray Princess Grace Kelly in an upcoming movie called "". Variety reported that the Oscar-winning actress is courted to star as the iconic actress-turned-royal princess in the film that will be directed by acclaimed French director Olivier Dahan.

It was said that "nearly every top actress in Hollywood" were racing to win the highly coveted role. Kidman herself hasn't closed her deal, but the Australian actress is already entering an advanced negotiation to portray the late "Rear Window" star.

Arash Amel has written the script, which appeared on the 2011 Black List and is said to be "generating awards buzz." Meanwhile, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam is fully financing the high-end feature, which cost a mere $15 million to produce.

"Grace of Monaco" is not designed as a biopic. Instead, the movie follows Kelly's personal story against 1962 politics, focusing 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.

Kidman recently earned her third Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her role in "". She won the prestigious award in 2002 thanks to her role as real-life figure, Virginia Woolf, in "". The former wife of will next be seen in Lee Daniels' "", Chan-wook Park's "", and Jonathan Teplitzky's "".

As for director Dahan, the French filmmaker had previously directed in Edith Piaf biopic "", which won two Academy Awards.

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