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"Grace of Monaco" To Open Cannes

By Garth Franklin Saturday January 25th 2014 02:18AM

Olivier Dahan's "Grace of Monaco" has been announced as the opening film at the 67th Festival de Cannes on May 14th.

Set in 1962, this follows Grace Kelly (Nicole Kidman) and details her involvement with the dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III (Tim Roth) and France's Charles De Gaulle as the threat of invasion looms. Paz Vega, Parker Posey, Frank Langella and Milo Ventimiglia also star.

The film will premiere at Cannes out of competition and will be released theatrically in France and in several over world cities that day. The opening ceremony will also be broadcast in France within participating cinemas.

The announcement comes not long after The Weinstein Company yanked the film from the U.S. release schedule where it was slated for a mid-March bow.

Dahan has reportedly yet to deliver the movie, and has been vocal about his unhappiness with the "sanitized, Hollywood friendly" version that Harvey Weinstein has suggested.

Source: Screen and THR

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