Grace Kelly is arguably one of the most revered actresses of all-time. In fact, the American Film Institute ranked her No.13 in their list of top female stars of American cinema back in 1999. Any actress stepping in to play the iconic legend would be under an enormous amount of scrutiny. That said, I’m not sure if Nicole Kidman, whom I love, is the right choice to play her, based on the first released promotional picture. Hate to say it, but even Lindsay Lohan looks more like Elizabeth Taylor, than Kidman does Kelly.
Grace of Monaco isn’t being described as a biopic. Rather it follows Kelly’s story during a six-month period in 1962 where the newly minted Princess of Monaco maneuvered behind the scenes in an effort to save the city-state from a coup. Oliver Dahan is directing the drama which co-stars Tim Roth as Prince Rainer and Paz Vega as Maria Callas. Parker Posey, Frank Langella, Robert Lindsay and Geraldine Somerville round out the cast. Grace of Monaco is scheduled to hit theaters in 2014.
There’s no denying the Australian actress looks stunning in a sheer dress with her signature red locks coiffed into a sleek do. As talented of an actress as she is, Kidman doesn’t really resemble Grace Kelly all that much. Don’t you think? Rumor has it Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Rosamund Pike, Amy Adams, January Jones and Elizabeth Banks were among those considered to play Grace Kelly. Do you think any of the aforementioned actresses would’ve been better suited? Sound off below.