Weinstein Co. Delays ‘Grace of Monaco’ to 2014


Grace of Monaco trailer
Nicole Kidman in Grace of Monaco
Photo: The Weinstein Co.

Time to update any Oscar predictions you may have had for this year that included Grace of Monaco among your nominees as the Weinstein Co. has decided to delay the Olivier Dahan (La Vie en Rose) directed feature starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly. A teaser trailer for the flick only dropped one week ago today and it would appear the reaction wasn’t what the brothers ‘stein were hoping for.

The Hollywood Reporter delivers the news saying the delay to Spring 2014 is to give Dahan more time to complete the film, but I think we can all see through that as they clearly just didn’t want to spend the money for an Oscar campaign when they have so many other films vying for awards attention including August: Osage County, Philomena, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Fruitvale Station.

Grace of Monaco was always looking like nothing more than a vehicle for a Kidman nomination or maybe a costume nod so the move isn’t all that surprising. And with Naomi WattsDiana fading quietly it would appear the two major princesses of this Oscar race won’t be heard from.

I’ve already updated the Best Picture and Best Actress Oscar predictions to reflect this news.

Grace of Monaco begins as Kelly has already spent six years as the monarch of a European nation when the retired starlet was called upon to save Monaco from an escalating situation regarding its standing as a tax haven, with French leader Charles de Gaulle giving her husband, Monaco’s Prince Rainier III (Tim Roth), six months to reform its tax laws. Frank Langella, Derek Jacobi, Paz Vega, Parker Posey and Milo Ventimiglia co-star.

Watch the teaser below.