If you had any doubts that Nicole Kidman could pull off the whole royalty thing, look no further than these first official images of the actress playing Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco. Kidman is straight princessin’.
In the two newly released images, Kidman looks quite at home in the delicate and dreamy fashions of the Hollywood Icon-turned-royal scarf-wearer (seriously, Kelly owned the head scarf game for a while there). The biopic tells the story of Kelly during 1961 and 1962, at a time when it is believed her role in diffusing political turmoil was a vital asset to her husband Rainier III, Prince of Monaco.
The film was directed by La Vie En Rose‘s Olivier Dahan, and features a cast comprised of the likes of Tim Roth, Paz Vega, Parker Posey, Frank Langella, and Milo Ventimiglia — which certainly seems tailor made for Harvey Weinstein‘s desire to continue his awards season domination (given his company’s recent acquisition of the film’s domestic rights). The Weinstein Company also recently acquired the Idris Elba-fronted biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. And as we all know, biopics = guaranteed Oscar bait. But let’s not talk about that just yet, since this year’s golden statues are still warm from the lights of the Dolby Theater.
Check out one additional image below and let us know: do you think Kidman pulls off the look?
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[Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company(2)]