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Nicole Kidman: Grace Kelly in New Biopic!

Nicole Kidman: Grace Kelly in New Biopic!

Nicole Kidman is in negotiations to take on one of the most coveted roles of the season: Grace Kelly in Olivier Dahan‘s Grace of Monaco, according to Variety.

Written by Arash Amel, the 44-year-old Aussie actress’ starring role apparently attracted the attention of numerous top Hollywood actresses. The film is reportedly already getting awards buzz with industry professionals.

Here’s a synopsis: Set between December 1961 and November 1962, [the] story finds the Rear Window star as a former Oscar winner and mother of two who had already spent six years as the consort of Monaco’s Prince Rainier III at a time of crisis.

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Nicole Kidman play Grace Kelly in the new biopic Grace of Monaco?

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  • guy

    You have to pick a legend to play a legend.

  • Grace deserves better

    She doesn’t deserve a flop with Nicole. She can’t act. Charlize would have been a far better pick. I agree with others – you don’t put a woman (who turned her face to stone) in her mid 40′s in a role about a woman in her early 30′s. Bad casting.

  • Kidman Kelly

    The fact that I can’t tell whether the picture on the right is Grace or Nicole, seems she could pull it off.

    Nicole said recently that she doesn’t want to act anymore, and that she has to be dragged out of home (not her exact words, but that is the gist of it) … so I am wondering why she is not choosing one or the other: stay at home mom, or career at full throttle (as it seems currently), especially given that she in any case is out and about a lot; charity work, presenting awards, supporting hubby at his award shows, red carpets, receiving honours etc etc.

    Seems she can’t make up her mind. This is why many people are in two minds about her.

  • tsquared

    @Kidman Kelly:

    She didn’t say she didn’t want to act any more–the exact quote is–

    The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Oscar-winning star recently said: “It takes a lot now for me to want to act.”

    “I have a one-year-old and a three-year-old. It takes a lot to drag me out of home.”

  • Mimi

    Gwyneth Paltrow would be the best choice, same bone structure. I am excited about this movie though. The only movie made about Grace Kelly so far was that lame one with Cheryl Ladd. Cheryl Ladd? Really? Grace had such an interesting life that should be portrayed in a feature film.

  • Barry

    @tsquared:

    Well, it doesn’t seem to take much to drag her out of home to act.
    How many films does she have coming out currently; and how many has she signed up to do? Mixed signals, I can see that.

  • Cheryl

    @Barry:

    Here is your answer from a previous poster:

    “Paperboy, Stoker, Before I go to sleep, Railway man and on and on and on and on…..bwahahaha!”

  • catlin

    Ten years ago it would work. Today she is just to old.

  • fangpi

    Just because Charlize Theron is younger than nicole,does not mean,she is the right person!!When nicole was theron’s age,nicole is more grace,beautiful,elegant that Theron!!!!!

    do not jealous nicole,because she can act in her 40s,she have beautiful and warm family!!!when Theron is 44 years old,i can’t image she will be look like!!!

    Nicole is the right choice!!!

  • ANNA

    Great I hope she gets the role if she wants it.

  • Denny

    @fangpi:

    Actually, I think Theron will age quite well. She should still look good in her 40′s. Let’s support women ageing; life is tough for women getting older; especially when beautiful women in their 40′s are considered old and past it. Stick together, women!

  • ANNA

    Maybe they are just hyping their movie .

  • ransom

    yes!

  • Ugonna Wosu

    @fangpi

    More beautiful, graceful, elegant than Theron? Not on planet earth she isn’t. Theron is one of the most naturally elegant women in Hollywood, and her beauty is hard to touch!

    As for aging, the woman is nearing her 30s, and sometimes in some photos looks as young as she did at 21. But even more beautiful! She will age VERY well.

    While Nicole wouldn’t have been my first pick, I wish her luck and am sure she will do a decent acting job.

  • Sayer

    @Louise: Kelly was one of the BIGGEST sl*ts in Hollywood. She slept with everything that moved.

  • go with charlize

    Look at the side-by-side pictures of Kidman, Kelly and Theron at the top of the page. Theron is a better fit. First of all, Kelly’s lips weren’t deformed from procedures.

  • pretty nicole

    She will be perfect for the role.

  • Mimi

    @Sayer: Yeah so?

  • http://yahoo liz

    Whether you’re a fan of Nicole’s or not, if you want to be truthful, you know she doesn’t look anywhere near 44. Back in the 50′s and early 60′s, most actresses even nearing 40 were washed up. Grace, having married the Prince became very much a matron. There would be no problem with Nicole playing the role from that aspect. As far as her being too tall, even though Grace wasn’t anywhere near Nicole’s height, she towered over Prince Ranier. Grace was accused of being ‘cold’, and certainly Nicole has had to face those accusations also. I think it’s a perfect match. I remember a movie Nicole made a few years back about living with children who couldn’t be subjected to the light, and thinking how much she reminded me of Grace. BTW, I wouldn’t call Grace a sl*t, but she did have a pretty busy life before she finally settled down. The list of gentlemen pretty well covered the Hollywood A-list.

  • Ugonna Wosu

    @liz

    Nicole looks good enough, she glows…but she looks 44! Sorry, but true. Just because you can name people who aged less gracefully does not mean she looks any younger than she does. Good luck to her though.

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  • signage

    My choice would be Charlize Theron, but Kidman is a great actress and I’m sure she’ll do a great job.

  • http://Website Diana

    She is perfect for this role. I can’t wait to see her like Grace Kelly

  • Rachel

    Whatever. It doesn’t look like a movie I’d want to see anyway. But, NK has two small children. I guess nanny is in for some overtime.

  • Kathy

    Good Deal! She better do it now while she can. Once the kids get bigger, it gets harder and harder
    Their activities take up a lot of time. So right now is perfect timing.

  • Jen

    @Rachel; Charlize just adopted a baby so she also has a small child. Naomi Watts has kids. Who cares? What century are you from? A woman can work and still be a mother. Duh.

    Great choice. Nicole will be perfect.

  • Rachel

    @Jen:

    Yes, they can work and be a mother. Question is – how GOOD of a mother can they be when they aren’t there? I just don’t understand why any woman has children just to let someone else raise them.

  • Kathy

    @Rachel:

    Nicely, I would like to say, that is a slap in the face to many women who are both. Many on this site right now!

    If you have neither, then do not judge those of us who do! That was a really mean thing to say.

  • noble

    where are all these theron fans come from? Theron wasn’t even attached to this! If so, she was just one of the many possible choices…I can’t understand the hate and criticism against Nicole, who is the best choice to play an iconic role like Grace kelly.

  • Ugonna Wosu

    @noble

    I haven’t seen all these “hateful comments” you are referring to. No one is hating on her, we are saying she doesn’t fit the part. Period. At least not looks wise. I am open to seeing how she ACTS the part. She is a good enough actress.

  • Barbara

    It only an illusion , to make it seem that way ,
    Your question makes that very obiviousthat not everyone is fooled. . Its right on the money.

  • Devon

    @noble: Just a guess but because Jared put Grace Kelly’s name in the title and the story it got people’s attention that don’t really care about Nicole Kidman in the first place. Charlize has her fans and that’s fine but I don’t think she has the elegance to pull it off. Not knocking her acting, its just sometimes a person’s real attributes can affect a role and either you have it or you don’t. Charlize is beautiful but comes off too haughty to play Grace Kelly in my opinion.

  • CLu

    Charlize looks more like Grace Kelly for sure, but not might have the right attitude… Nicole is a great actress so I’m sure she will do great.

  • Ugonna Wosu

    @Devon

    Charlize is known worldwide for being elegant and sophisticated, and as for haughty, I guess that is your perception based on perhaps photos? I have never seen her act haughty, and even if she DID that is totally irrelevant to whether or not she can pull off Grace Kelly

  • nahj

    @Devon: And Nicole is too boring and bland to pull off Grace who was charming and radiant. Charlize has natural charm and she manages to be elegant and beautiful and sultry at once. People are pointing out Charlize as the better choice because look at the top of the page and you will see Charlize on the cover of Vogue radiating Grace Kelly more than Kidman with her botched lips and freaky vampire face could ever hope.

  • mj

    Yeah !! Love Nicole . The Best Choice by far .

  • AARA

    Nicole Kidman can do this in her sleep, she will kill it…

  • KissThis

    Not sure why people thumbed down my comment, it was only an opinion and Evan Rachel wood does look just like a young Grace Kelly.

  • Dieter

    She has a gorgeus ass !!!

  • Sandy

    @Kidman Kelly: These projects are small independent, artsy, movies that takes only days to make. The fact that she is able to balance career and home life is testament she is taking care of her family just like millions of working moms out there. See pics of her taking/picking up daughter from school, taking little one to Gymboree, taking them to kids party, supporting hubby at award shows, show in Australia and now to Nashville for his concert. Working mothers should be applauded not judged.

  • kary

    Nicole can do this with her eyes closed, she’s classy and looks younger even when she has 44. she is an icon and one of the best!

  • TEXAS SWEDE

    First let me say I am a fan of NK. She is a very talented actress. But I am old enough to remember Grace Kelly when she was alive and was even a bigger fan of hers. In my opinion NK is not right for this role. NK has too much For lack of a better word sass to her. It comes through in every part she plays. Grace was elegance and royal like even before Ranier. She was princess like before she was one. Not like Princess Di. Even softer. I have never seen NK pull off such a soft character. JMO

  • Frenchy

    No way she’s too old for the part. Charlize would be good or a no name who looks like January Jones.

  • Frenchy

    actually the entire bio and inner workings of Grace Kelly from aristocratic Kelly’s of Philadelphia, to landing in Hollywood to how she landed a Prince would be a good biopic. Hey it’s a real story unlike those other “Princess” movies like The Princess Diaries or Enchanted, etc…and that era was a very glam era but not Nicole though.

  • theresa

    @Grace deserves better

    what you want does not matter and never will. all that matters is that Grace Kelly’s children want Nicole in the role. the opinion of Grace’s children will always be more important in this case than yours will ever be. deal with it.

  • theresa

    Rachel,

    a brain dead squirrel on life support has more intelligence than you have. When Charlize goes to work on a film she will take her baby with you. what part don’t you understand.

  • Night Owl

    2nd oscar! I just hope she seriously lets her lips go back normal. :( I love her but she has got to stop with the injections!

  • jennifer

    I did a morph of grace and Scarlett Johannson and they look identical!!

  • eh

    There will prpobably be another production to counter this one like maybe from HBO

  • http://Comcast Marj

    @just Barb: Your comment was beautifully said, Nicole perfect for the part. I also really agree with you on her hubby Keith Urban. Wow !!!

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