As of 2015 there were three different edits of the movie: a cut of the movie under the direction of director Olivier Dahan that was shown at Cannes in 2014, a cut of the movie done by writer/producer Arash Amel at the behest of North American distributors The Weinstein Company, and a third cut that was shown on the Lifetime network where the film was finally released in May of 2015.
In September 2014, before the film's release in the US was sorted out, Nicole Kidman admitted in a BBC interview with Simon Mayo that the film didn't work and that she took a beating for it; "I did do my best and obviously it didn't work".
Despite the critical demolition of the film, it still managed to triumph similar themed films, such as Diana (2013), W.E. (2011) and My Week with Marilyn (2011), at the international box office. However, among these four films, 'Grace' is the only one not to be released in theaters stateside.
In January 2013, more than a year before the release of the film, Grace Kelly's children Prince Albert, Princess Caroline and Princess Stephanie of Monaco, issued a joint statement saying they had no association with the production. The family added that the film contains major historical inaccuracies and that director Olivier Dahan ignored their requests for changes.
Filming took place in 2012 and The Weinstein Company picked up distribution rights for the film at the European Film Market in 2013, with an aim for the film to be released during the holiday season the same year. Following editing disagreements the film was delayed to a theatrical US release in March 2014, before it was tentatively taken off schedule in order to be eligible as the opening film at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.