“Forgotten Hollywood”- Grace of Monaco to Visit Cannes!

Posted on January 25, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

Image_en_3_522a100f4f13d   The big-budget biopic Grace of Monaco will hold its world premiere at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival in May, after its original release date was twice delayed. With stars Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth, the film assures Cannes of a glitzy opening night with a film fittingly set just down the coast of the French Riviera.

471px-Kelly,_Grace_(Rear_Window)   Landing in the prestigious opening slot of the festival is a dramatic change of fortune for a film that had been relegated to an after-thought release. Originally slated for November with presumed Oscar aspirations, Grace of Monaco was booted to March amid claims of an editing dispute. Festival organizers said the motion picture about Grace Kelly, directed by Frenchman Olivier Dahan, will open the May 14th-25th event this year.

   The movie portrays a period in the life of the actress, played by Nicole Kidman, who became Princess Grace of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III (Tim Roth) in 1956, in what was dubbed the marriage of the century. An Oscar winner, she was already a huge star, having worked with the greatest directors (Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, Fred Zinnemann) and actors (James Stewart, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, William Holden, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Ray Milland, Alec Guinness, Cary Grant), and acclaimed the world over. Six years later, Kelly was invited back to Hollywood by Hitchcock to star in Marnie. She refused, and Tippi Hedren got the part.                       GRACE KELLY

   Dahan previously directed La Vie en Rose which garnered Marion Cotillard the Oscar for Best Actress in 2008. New Zealand director Jane Campion, the only woman to win the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, will lead the jury this year. Last year, Steven Spielberg led the jury, and The Great Gatsby opened the festival.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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