Grace of Monaco Goes Direct-To-Lifetime

The Nicole Kidman-led “Grace of Monaco,” which was critically lambasted when it opened last year’s Cannes Film Festival, is finally getting a U.S. release.

What’s making big news though is that it’s skipping theatrical and VOD, and going straight to the Lifetime network where it will premiere on May 25th.

The story focuses on a period in the early 1960s when Monaco was involved in a stand-off over taxes with France and Grace Kelly was contemplating a return to Hollywood.

After a poor performance in international release, North American distributor The Weinstein Company opted to sell the Olivier Dahan-directed film directly to Lifetime rather than book it into U.S. theaters.

Source: THR