Thursday, April 18, 2024

Nicole Kidman’s “Grace of Monaco” Moved to 2014: Too Many Best Actresses This Year


I told you last week that an early screening of “Grace of Monaco” was a big hit. Nicole Kidman is said to be incandescent as Princess Grace (Kelly). But now I’ve confirmed that “Grace of Monaco” will hold until 2014. The main reason besides the movie still needing a musical score? The Weinstein Company simply has too many women in the Best Actress category.  Meryl Streep from “August Osage County” and Judi Dench as “Philomena” are front runners already.

The company still has to figure out what to do with Julia Roberts from “AOC.” They will also have major campaigns for “The Butler” and “Mandela.” On top of that, let’s not forget that Cate Blanchett remains the original front runner for “Blue Jasmine.”

As for Nicole: not only will she be in lead for 2014-15 with “Grace.” But she also has the highly praised “Railway Man” with Colin Firth for fall 2014, just seen in Toronto.

Good things are worth waiting for! “Grace of Monaco” will be one of them!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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