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Nicole Kidman To Play Grace Kelly

April 10, 2012 by rochelle in People

Actress Nicole Kidman is reportedly being considered to play the role of late actress and princess Grace Kelly in a new movie.

Variety Magazine said although no deals have been reached yet, the Australian actress is highly sought by film outfit Pierre-Ange Le Pogam. The film will be directed by director Olivier Dahan and written by Arash Amel.

The film will focus on the life of the actress from December 1961 to November 1962. These were the years when Kelly played an important role in saving Monaco when it got involved in a crisis with France over Monaco’s status as a tax haven.

Grace Kelly was a Hollywood star, starting his career in 1942 at the age of 12. She acted both in the stage and movies. Her acting career produced more than a dozen films. She won the Best Actress trophy from the Oscars Awards for her role in The Country Girl in 1955.

It was also in 1955 when she met Prince Rainier of Monaco when she attended the Cannes Film Festival as part of the US delegation. When she returned to the US, she continued correspondence with the Monaco prince.

The prince subsequently went to the US for an official tour. He proposed to Grace Kelly three days later. They were wed on April 18, 1956.

Kelly died in 1982 when she suffered a stroke while driving a car.

Olivier Dahan is a French director and screenwriter. He directed the movie La Vie en Rose, the first French movie to ever win the Academy Awards.

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