YRF Entertainment’s Grace of Monaco to open Cannes Film Festival
French director Olivier Dahan’sGrace of Monaco, produced by YRF Entertainment and Stone Angels, will open the 67th Festival de Cannes on May 14, 2014. The film will screen Out of Competition in the official selection.
YRF Entertainment, a subsidiary of Indian studio Yash Raj Films, is a Beverly Hills-based production and financing company led by Uday Chopra.
Grace of Monaco portrays a period in the life of American Actress Grace Kelly (played by Nicole Kidman) who became Princess Grace of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III (Tim Roth) in 1956, in what was dubbed “the marriage of the century”. An Oscar winner, she was already a huge film star, having worked with great directors (John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Fred Zinnemann) and acclaimed the world over.
Six years later, amid occasional difficulties in fulfilling her role, she was invited back to Hollywood by Alfred Hitchcock, to play in his new film Marnie. At the time, France was threatening to tax and even annex Monaco, the tiny Principality whose monarch Kelly had become. Was she still an actress? Was she really the Princess of Monaco?
Produced by Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Uday Chopra and Arash Amel, who also wrote the screenplay, Grace de Monaco sees Nicole Kidman play the role of Grace, with Tim Roth as Prince Rainier.
The film will be released on the opening day of the festival, May 14, in France and in several cities around the world.