I've been waiting for a trailer to drop for Grace of Monaco to drop. It was on my list of most anticipated movies of the fall, and, obviously, I will see anything with Nicole Kidman. This is the international trailer, though, so we have yet to see anything but a teaser. Is it actually coming out this year? I feel like this will do well overseas, but a domestic trailer has yet to be seen.
A Puccini aria plays as Frank Langella speaks of Kelly's legacy over beautiful shots of Kidman walking through hallways and up stairs. It's all very glamorous and chic, and it feels like a perfume ad. That's not a knock, I assure you, but I am now waiting to see Kidman doing something other than be gorgeous and comtemplative.
Directed by Olivier Dahan, Monaco focuses on Kelly's struggle to find her personal identity rather than try to film her entire life like a traditional biopic. Kidman has stated that the film is more of a character study. The film costars Langella, Parker Posey (gasp!), Derek Jacobi, and Tim Roth. Dahan directed Marion Cotillard to her Oscar for La Vie en Rose, a film about legendary French singer Edith Piaf.
One thing is for sure: Kidman knows how to rock a period hat.