If the teaser trailer for French writer-director Olivier Dahan’s upcoming “Grace of Monaco” informs us of anything tangible about an otherwise withheld upcoming film, it is that Dahan is fast becoming creatively synonymous with historical female biopics.
“Grace of Monaco” is at first glance determined to offer a glittering royal contrast to his acclaimed 2007 “La Vie En Rose” which featured an Academy Award winning rags to riches performance by Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf. His new film details Grace Kelly’s politically-turbulent romance with Monaco’s Prince Rainier III during his 1962 feud with Charles De Gaulle. Nicole Kidman, enshrouded in an elegant royal glow that saturates the trailer from beginning to end, stars as Grace Kelly alongside Tim Roth, Paz Vega, Parker Posey, Frank Langella and Milo Ventimiglia.
The Weinstein Company opens “Grace of Monaco” stateside November 27.