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'Grace of Monaco' trailer: Nicole Kidman shows dark side of actress' royal life -- VIDEO

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Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman is Grace of Monaco, one of the 20th century’s most iconic princess: Grace Kelly. The film, directed by Olivier Dahan, will open this year’s Cannes Film Festival after being pulled from the Weinstein Co.’s schedule last year; it was originally slated for a November 2013 release.

Grace of Monaco shows an intimate snapshot in the year of the life of Kelly, six years after her wedding of the century. As she yearns to return to the big screen with her newfound role as mother of two, Kelly strives to reconcile her past and her present while living as a monarch of a European principality and wife to Prince Rainier III.

In addition to Kidman, the film stars Tim Roth, Frank Langella, and Paz Vega. Take a look at the trailer below: READ FULL STORY

The Weinstein Company pulls 'Grace of Monaco' from schedule

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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.
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Casting Net: Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce to star in 'Strangerland'; Plus, Damian Lewis, more

• Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours), Guy Pearce (Prometheus) and Hugo Weaving (The Hobbit) will all star in the Australian thriller Strangerland, about a couple whose two teenage children go missing in the Australian desert. Kim Farrant will direct the film from a script by Fiona Seres and Michael Kinirons. [THR]

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Casting Net: Jamie Foxx in talks to play Martin Luther King, Jr., Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly to re-team, and more movie news

• Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx (Ray) is in talks to play Martin Luther King, Jr. in a biopic for Warner Bros. and DreamWorks. Fellow Oscar-winner and biographical film enthusiast Oliver Stone (Born on the Fourth of July) is also in talks to direct. Chasing Mavericks scribe Kario Salem penned the most recent version of the script, and Steven Spielberg will reportedly produce. [The Wrap]

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Report: 'Grace of Monaco' pushed to a Spring 2014 release

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Grace of Monaco, the Grace Kelly biopic starring Nicole Kidman, has been bumped out of the fall slate to a Spring 2014 release just one week after the trailer debuted online, THR reports.

The movie, directed by Olivier Dahan (La Vie en Rose) had been originally set for a limited release on Nov. 27, which would place the film solidly amongst other awards season hopefuls — including the other Princess biopic, Diana (out Nov. 1).

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'Grace of Monaco' trailer: Nicole Kidman is Hollywood royalty -- VIDEO

First-name-basis style icons are on a first-name basis for a reason. Whether it was their sublime performances or their glamorous auras, they continued to enthrall audiences long past their deaths. There was Audrey. And Marilyn. And the Hollywood royalty-turned-actual royalty, Grace.

Nicole Kidman stars as Grace Kelly in the Olivier Dahan-directed biopic Grace of Monaco. The film follows her marriage to Prince Rainier III (Tim Roth) during a politically turbulent time of their reign.

The trailer — in which the solemn narration is backed by a floating aria — sets up the almost-mythical status of Monaco and Hollywood’s princess: “You are the fairy tale, the serenity to which we all aspire.” Cue a virtual supercut of Nicole Kidman beauty shots. “And peace will come when you embrace the roles you have been destined to play,” the narrator continues. Being a princess is serious business!

Watch the new trailer here. Is Nicole Kidman a believable Grace Kelly?
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'The Railway Man' trailer: Memories of war haunt Colin Firth -- VIDEO

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The always dependable Colin Firth has done it all in his movie roles: He’s melted hearts, fought in wars, and coped with post-traumatic stress. In The Railway Man, however, he does all three.

The Railway Man tells the story of Eric Lomax (Firth), a veteran tormented by memories of his time in Japanese captivity in Singapore during World War II, forced to work on the brutal Thai-Burma Railway. Based on Lomax’s memoir, the film chronicles his return to find his torturer, Nagase (Hiroyuki Sanada), and his attempts to overcome his trauma.

But the war drama is also wrapped in a love story, with Nicole Kidman co-starring as Patti, Lomax’s wife, who encourages him to face his demons. The film’s first trailer below splices their story together with Lomax’s pursuit of Nagase and his flashbacks to wartime.

“I have suffered much, but I know you have suffered too, and you mean everything to me,” Lomax says in a voice-over. “Some time the hating has to stop.”

With the elaborate sets, award-winning cast, and sweeping score by David Hirschfelder, the film looks to be another moving epic (dare we say Oscar contender?) based on this footage.

The Railway Man also stars Stellan Skarsgaard, Jeremy Irvine, Sam Reid, and Tanroh Ishida. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and does not yet have a set release date.
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Cannes: Christoph Waltz, Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee join jury

Eight luminaries of eight different nationalities have joined the jury of the Cannes Film Festival, led this year for the first time by Steven Spielberg — including Austrian actor (and two-time Oscar winner) Christoph Waltz, Taiwanese director (and two-time Oscar winner) Ang Lee, and Australian actress (and… one-time Oscar winner) Nicole Kidman.

The jury is rounded out by five film vets from five more countries: Indian actress Vidya Balan, a Bollywood star who will also celebrate 100 years of the genre at a gala screening of Bombay Talkies; Japanese director Naomi Kawase, whose films have won Cannes’s Camera d’Or (in 1997) and Grand Prize (2007); British screenwriter/director Lynne Ramsay, whose film We Need to Talk About Kevin won praise at Cannes in 2011; French actor Daniel Auteuil, a BAFTA winner who snagged Cannes’s Best Actor award in 1996; and Cristian Mungiu, a three-time Cannes winner for 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, as well as last year’s Best Screenplay winner at the fest.

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, will open Cannes on May 15. It will close with a screening of Zulu, a political thriller starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker, on May 26.

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'Grace of Monaco' starring Nicole Kidman gets release date

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Get ready to salivate over the costumes.

The Weinstein Company has just announced the acquisition of biopic Grace of Monaco, a film about Grace Kelly. Directed by Olivier Dahan (La Vie En Rose), the movie stars Nicole Kidman as Kelly and Tim Roth as Kelly’s husband, Prince Rainier III. The film also features Milo Ventimiglia, Frank Langella, Parker Posey and Paz Vega.

“More than thirty years after her death, Grace Kelly’s story continues to be one of insurmountable allure and we are so happy Olivier Dahan has brought it new life,” said TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein in a release. “As always, Nicole Kidman’s commanding performance is the perfect portrait of a woman who was not only royalty, but who also remains a legend of the silver screen and fashion icon.”

The film will have a theatrical release Dec. 27.

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Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock to present at Oscars

EW has confirmed that previous Best Actress Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, and Sandra Bullock will present at this year’s Academy Awards. Witherspoon won in 2005 for Walk the Line, Kidman won for The Hours in 2002, Berry won for Monster’s Ball in 2001, and Bullock won for The Blind Side in 2009.

The Academy Awards will air on ABC Sunday, February 24.

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