What’s in a name? Well in Grace Kelly’s case – everything. Whether she was plotting with jewel thieves or flying into a red hot rage onscreen, her style was utmost and her elegance supreme. The iconic American actress turned consort Princess of Monaco is being memorialized onscreen in an upcoming film by Olivier Dahan. The director who brought us La Vie En Rose, the Edith Piath biopic starring Marion Cotillard, has followed the powerfully edited cadence that we have seen recently in films such as Marilyn and The King’s Speech. Instead of a sweeping overview, we get a short and steamy peak into an unpublicized part of public lives – high in intrigue and sartorial concision. Grace of Monaco delves into a six-month snippet of Kelly’s life.
Who could possibly match the delicate-yet-stalwart appeal of the icy stunner?, you may ask. Some outtake shots of Miss Nicole Kidman in short blond coiffure and tortoise cat-eye glasses have been circulating and we must say, the resemblance is remarkable. Kidman plays a 33-year-old Kelly, in all of her accessorizing glory, as the new bride of Prince Ranier III. (You may find yourself re-thinking head-scarves and synched waists.)
The script by Arash Amel was on the 2011 Black List of best unproduced scripts in Hollywood and will make its debut in 2014. With supporting roles played by Parker Posey and Paz Vega, this is sure to inspire. Royal style from the 1960s with a side of Milo Ventimiglia? Yes, please.