Grace Kelly's son Prince Albert is preparing to enter the world of film with a biopic about his own attempts to create Monaco's first bobsledding team. Royal Ice will detail the prince's trials and tribulations as he ignored his father's advice to abandon plans to put together the sports group in the mid-1980s.
The movie will be based on a script the European royal and former Olympian co-wrote with original bobsled team member Mark Thomas.
Production representative Sergei Bespalov says, "This is the first Royal fairy tale which is a true story of a sitting Monarch, where the human drive for achievement becomes a battle with one’s own limits, amplified by the constraints of Royal duties."
In his own statement, Prince Albert II adds, "It's a very unique and personal story."
Casting details have yet to be announced, but production is expected to begin later this year (15).
Prince Albert competed in the bobsleigh events at five consecutive Winter Olympics for Monaco during his youth.