Lifetime Premiers Grace of Monaco, Recuts Controversial Cannes Film

Nicole Kidman as Grace of Monaco

Nicole Kidman as Grace of Monaco

Nicole Kidman stars as Grace of Monaco in recut biopic that opened the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, on Lifetime May 25th, 2015, 8pm ET

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2015/5/25 – “Fairy tales tell imaginary stories,” said the late Grace Kelly as quoted in Grace Kelly: Quotes & Facts. “Me, I’m a living person. I exist. If the story of my life as a real woman were to be told one day, people would at last discover the real being that I am.”

When Grace Of Monaco debuted at the Cannes film festival, it had more controversy then expected for a movie star turned real-life princess. The version shown in Cannes was Olivier Dahan’s director’s cut. It was released overseas, but not in America. The Weinstein Company, the U.S. distributor for the film did not like the edit. Kelly’s family was unhappy with the depiction of Grace and her husband Prince Rainier. Lifetime got the rights and has a different, recut version of the movie.

The Lifetime version opens with Kelly on a movie set, then shifts to footage of her leaving for Monaco and her wedding. Six years later, Kely is still adjusting to life as a princess. She and Rainier have two children, but she’s restless. When Hitchcock comes to Monaco to ask Kelly to star in Marine she’s not sure what to do.She  misses making movies. Rainier is caught up in political struggles. France is poised to invade Monaco. Kelly is torn between returning to acting or joining her husband in saving Monaco.

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