There may be trouble in Monaco.
The Weinstein Company pulled their Grace Kelly biopic Grace of Monaco from the release calendar Thursday. It’s the third release change in the past six months. Directed by Olivier Dahan and starring Nicole Kidman as the late princess, the film was originally set for a Nov. 27, 2013, release. In late September, it was pushed to March 14.
Now, it’s unclear when audiences will get to see the film.
The Hollywood Reporter suggests that the movie was pulled because it hasn’t been delivered to TWC yet, leaving them in a bind with marketing materials for the quickly approaching March release. Dahan has also expressed discontent with the collaboration with Weinstein, claiming that he has a finished version of the film, but that The Weinstein Company would like to release a different cut. A rep from TWC confirmed the news that the film had been pulled from the schedule, but could not elaborate on the specifics behind the decision.
Kidman spoke to EW in August and was excited about Dahan’s vision and the long, four and a half month shoot. “We didn’t deal with it as a huge drama. It’s emotional but it’s also got a fairy tale quality to it. It’s a lightness of touch,” she said. “Olivier Dahan is an artist the way he approached it. It’s the story of a woman leaving her art, leaving the thing she’s passionate about to go and create a home and a family and the pull of that.”