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- Catherine Shoard
Before Diana became the People's Princess, there was Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco. The retro starlet is portrayed by a stunning Nicole Kidman in Grace of Monaco, and the trailer makes the film seem spectacular. It's a short look, but the film follows Kelly through her transition from Hollywood star to European royalty. Tim Roth plays Kelly's husband, Prince Rainier III, while Parker Posey, Paz Vega, Frank Langella, and Milo Ventimiglia all star. I can't wait to see Kidman step into Kelly's shoes. She embodies the same grace (no pun intended) and old Hollywood charm of her onscreen counterpart, and because the film revolves around a particularly troublesome time for Kelly, we can pretty much count on a powerhouse performance from Kidman. Grace of Monaco opens in limited release on Nov. 27. Until then, watch the teaser after the jump. »
- Maggie Pehanick
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The teaser for Grace of Monaco has finally arrived and it is one money shot of Goddess and/or Opulence and/or Fyc Advertisement after another, all to further iconize Grace Kelly through another film icon Nicole Kidman.
It's an actressexual oroborus and I be gobbling it up.
Gobbling it up whilst fretting about the reviews and response to come. I'm not so secretly dreading the onslaught of negativity about 'how dare Kidman play Princess Grace' when discerning cinephiles or anyone who has actually watched their respective filmographies will surely understand that Kidman > Kelly. And anyone who can look past glamour iconography will surely understand that Grace Kelly was only 25 years old for 12 months of her life... that just happened to be the year of her life when the bulk of movies she's remembered for appeared (Rear Window, The Country Girl, Dial M For Murder) and looked different later on after leaving Hollywood. »
- NATHANIEL R
Your first look at Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, luminous movie star turned princess, is as regal and opulent as one would expect about a woman whose legacy has lived on many years after her death thanks to her place in history and singular sense of style.
Grace of Monaco, directed by Olivier Dahan from a script by Arash Amel, follows the former Hollywood pretty girl as she deals with issues both personal and political upon the looming French invasion of Monaco in the early '60s.
We hear Frank Langella's Father Francis Tucker via voice-over speak to her highness in grandiose terms, telling her that she is the fairytale and that history will remember her name and by virtue of this movie existing, he's not wrong.
- Andrea Miller
Story centers on Princess Grace being called upon to save Monaco from a crisis over its standing as a tax haven after it was given six months to reform the nation’s tax laws by French leader Charles de Gaulle.
- Dave McNary
The Weinstein Company has released the first UK teaser trailer for Grace of Monaco, another one of this year’s potential awards contenders. Directed by La Vie En Rose helmer Olivier Dahan, the highly-anticipated historical period film stars Nicole Kidman as the Hollywood legend turned princess, Grace Kelly. From a script by Arash Amel, joining Kidman in the cast ensemble are Tim Roth as Monaco’s Prince, along with Paz Vega, Parker Posey, Milo Ventimiglia, Derek Jacobi and Frank Langella among others. The story follows the princess Kelly’s involvement with Monaco’s Prince Rainier III and France’s Charles De Gaulle dispute over tax laws in the early 1960s. »
- Nick Martin
Her pal Naomi Watts is not exactly be bathing in plaudits for her work in Diana, but Nicole Kidman will be hoping for better things from her turn as an iconic royal blonde in Grace Of Monaco. The film has now unveiled a short teaser trailer, and you can watch it below.The film is set between December 1961 and November 1962, when Grace Kelly (Kidman) maneuvered behind the scenes as Princess of Monaco to save her nation from political turmoil.Written by Arash Amel, it finds Kelly – already ensconced as the wife of Prince Rainier III (Tim Roth) – called in to help save the nation from an escalating problem about its tax status, as then-president Charles de Gaulle handed her hubby a six-month deadline to reform the place’s financial laws. So not quite a hot button, high-tension thriller, but more a look at how a woman better known for her »
If the teaser trailer for French writer-director Olivier Dahan's upcoming "Grace of Monaco" informs us of anything tangible about an otherwise withheld upcoming film, it is that Dahan is fast becoming creatively synonymous with historical female biopics. "Grace of Monaco" is at first glance determined to offer a glittering royal contrast to his acclaimed 2007 "La Vie En Rose" which featured an Academy Award winning rags to riches performance by Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf. His new film details Grace Kelly's politically-turbulent romance with Monaco's Prince Rainier III during his 1962 feud with Charles De Gaulle. Nicole Kidman, enshrouded in an elegant royal glow that saturates the trailer from beginning to end, stars as Grace Kelly alongside Tim Roth, Paz Vega, Parker Posey, Frank Langella and Milo Ventimiglia. The Weinstein Company opens "Grace of Monaco" stateside November 27. »
- Ramzi De Coster
What’s this nonsense? A film about Grace Kelly and they don’t include that horrendously catchy pop-tune by Mika? Treating the subject with dignity and respect? That’s madness. But we’ve come to expect such things from director Olivier Dahan, the man responsible for the wonderous La Vie En Rose, the biopic of Edith Piaf. Grace Of Monaco will follow Hollywood star Grace Kelly, as portrayed by Nicole Kidman, who married the prince of Monaco at a time when the second smallest country in the world was at odds with France.
The trailer may be short but by Jove is it beautiful. Gorgeous music plays while Frank Langella’s voice over plays. Isn’t that what we all want in life? I know I do.
- Luke Ryan Baldock
At just 33 years of age, with a promising Hollywood career ahead of her, Grace Kelly retired from acting after marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The actress' story is told in the first trailer for the highly-anticipated drama Grace of Monaco starring Nicole Kidman. The plot centers on Princess Grace (Nicole Kidman) and the early years of her marriage to the Prince (Tim Roth), and how she helped solve a political dispute between France and Monaco. Take a look at the first footage from director Olivier Dahan's drama, in theaters November 27.
Grace of Monaco comes to theaters November 27th, 2013 and stars Nicole Kidman, Milo Ventimiglia, Parker Posey, Tim Roth, Paz Vega, Frank Langella, Geraldine Somerville, Robert Lindsay. The film is directed by Olivier Dahan. »
Grace of Monaco Trailer. Olivier Dahan‘s Grace of Monaco (2013) movie trailer stars Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, André Penvern, Milo Ventimiglia, and Paz Vega. Grace of Monaco‘s plot synopsis: “The story follows Grace Kelly, age 33 and having given up her acting career to focus on being a full time [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
A first trailer for "Grace of Monaco," starring Nicole Kidman as actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly, has landed. The film, helmed by Olivier Dahan ("La Vie en Rose") and penned by Arash Amel ("Erased"), is set in the early 1960s and focuses on Kelly's marriage to Monaco's Prince Rainier III (played here by Tim Roth); meanwhile, a political dispute is in full force between the principality and France. Frank Langella, Parker Posey, Derek Jacobi, Paz Vega and Milo Ventimiglia also star. The Weinsteins have the film slated for a November 27 stateside release, primed to enter the Oscar fray. (Royalty biopic "Diana," starring Naomi Watts as Princess Diana, also takes a bow this season, but with complete pans from early reviews, it doesn't have much hope for awards traction.) »
- Beth Hanna
Accompanied by a regal voiceover from Frank Langella and the exquisite Maria Callas singing Puccini’s ”O mio babbino caro,” here’s the first trailer for Grace Of Monaco starring Oscar winner Nicole Kidman.
Grace Of Monaco (don’t you just love the title?) is focused on the personal story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly during a dispute between Monaco’s Prince Rainier III, and France’s Charles De Gaulle (André Penvern) over tax laws in the early 1960s.
Nicole Kidman stars as Grace Kelly with Tim Roth as Prince Rainier III. The cast also includes Milo Ventimiglia, Robert Lindsay, Parker Posey, Derek Jacobi, Frank Langella, with Paz Vega as Maria Callas and Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Alfred Hitchcock.
- Michelle McCue
It must be Oscar season. We are being increasingly subjected to weepy trailers featuring soft-lit corridors, big stars making powerful speeches and tales of apparent importance told in booming, serious and epic tones. The latest in your list of Oscar-bait contenders is Grace Of Monaco, whose first teaser came flying at us from the UK today. Prepare yourselves.
Nicole Kidman stars as Hollywood actress Grace Kelly, the luminous clothes-horse who left Hollywood to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The director is Olivier Dahan, who gave us the Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en Rose, which is at least encouraging. Grace Of Monaco follows the marriage of the actress and the conflict between Rainier and French President Charles de Gaulle in the wake of a tax law dispute in the 1960s. Nothing says riveting filmmaking like ‘tax dispute.’
The trailer gives us very little to go on, except for Nicole Kidman »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for Grace of Monaco. The film takes place between December 1961 and November 1962, when Grace Kelly (Nicole Kidman) maneuvered behind the scenes as Princess of Monaco to save her nation from political turmoil. The trailer treats Kelly like some shining beacon of wealth and nobility that came down to shower us mere mortals with her presence. But this is Oscar season, and that's when stuff like this starts creeping in to get Academy voters to remember the importance of famous people playing other famous people. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Paz Vega, Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Parker Posey, Milo Ventimiglia, and Derek Jacobi. Grace of Monaco opens December 27th. Via The Guardian. »
- Matt Goldberg
I caught footage from Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco when I was in Cannes and I wasn't particularly impressed with what I saw. Today a teaser trailer for the film starring Nicole Kidman has arrived online for you to be the judge as Kidman depicts Grace Kelly following her years as a former Oscar winner and mother of two. The film begins as Kelly has already spent six years as the monarch of a European nation when the retired starlet was called upon to save Monaco from an escalating situation regarding its standing as a tax haven, with French leader Charles de Gaulle giving her husband, Monaco's Prince Rainier III (Tim Roth), six months to reform its tax laws. Frank Langella, Derek Jacobi, Paz Vega, Parker Posey and Milo Ventimiglia co-star. So far Grace of Monaco has avoided all the fall festivals, which isn't exactly the best sign, as »
- Brad Brevet
The new and first movie trailer for The Weinstein Company and director Olivier Dahan ("La Vie en Rose") "Grace of Monaco," is now online. The film stars Nicole Kidman as legendary Hollywood actress and Princess Consort of Monaco, Grace Kelly. It's cast also includes; Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Paz Vega, Parker Posey, Milo Ventimiglia, Derek Jacobi, Geraldine Somerville, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Nicholas Farrell and Robert Lindsay. Watch the new trailer for "Grace of Monaco" below; "Grace of Monaco" is released on limited screens across the Us from November 27th and across the UK from November 29th. Grace Kelly, age 33 and having given up her acting career to focus on being a full time princess, uses her political maneuvering »
- Anthony Pearson
Olivier Dahan’s Grace of Monaco has long been pegged as an Oscar candidate, something which was cemented even further in the spring when The Weinstein Company acquired the Us rights and set it for release before the end of the year.
The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco’s Prince Rainier III and France’s Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.
Dahan, the BAFTA-nominated director behind La Vie en Rose, »
- Kenji Lloyd
The Weinstein Company has released the teaser trailer for “Grace of Monaco” the biopic of Grace Kelly starring Nicole Kidman, Paz Vega, Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Parker Posey, Milo Ventimiglia, and Derek Jacobi.
The story follows Grace Kelly, age 33 and having given up her acting career to focus on being a full time princess, uses her political maneuvering behind the scenes to save Monaco while French Leader Charles de Gaulle and Monaco’s Prince Rainier III are at odds over the principality’s standing as a tax haven in the early 1960s.
Check out the teaser trailer below and let us know what you think.
“Grace of Monaco” is set to hit theaters on November 27, 2013.
Source: The Guardian UK
- Kellvin Chavez
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