We’ve seen Naomi Watts as Diana, Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor and Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe. And now the first pictures have been released of Nicole Kidman playing Grace Kelly in Olivier Dahan’s Grace of Monaco. Cue major squeals from Team Grazia.
The screenplay, written by Arash Amel, focuses on a six month period in the life of the actress turned princess in which she moves behind the scenes to save the city-state from a coup. It’s already generated awards buzz having been included in the 2011 Black List (that’s the list of brilliant scripts yet to be produced to you and me) and with Nicole Kidman at the helm, we’re sure there’ll be a golden statue in its future.
That’s not to say it will be easy for Nicole living up to the legend that is Grace Kelly. She has her own Hermes handbag named after her for crying out loud! Prior to marrying into Monaco royalty, Kelly picked up both an Oscar and Golden Globe for her role in The Country Girl and starred in three of Alfred Hitchcock’s films. But no stranger to the awards circuit having scooped up a bundle for her role in The Hours, we’re fairly certain Ms Kidman can do it justice.
For any doubters out there, all you have to do is take a look at the snap of Nicole in character to see just how stunning she looks and the remarkable resemblance between the two leading ladies. With the film currently in production in Monaco, it looks as though we’ll have to wait until 2014 to see the former Mrs Cruise in action but if we hear any more, you’ll be the first to know…