grace of monaco nicole kidman1 ‘Grace Of Monaco’ Delayed To 2014 – Starring Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Frank Langella & Paz Vega

THR bring word that The Weinstein Company (TWC) no longer plans to release Olivier Dahan’s ‘Grace of Monaco,’ a drama in which Oscar winner Nicole Kidman portrays actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly, in time to qualify for this year’s Oscar race. A limited release had originally been set for November 27th, and Kidman, by virtue of her past awards success, has been mentioned as a possible contender. Apparently TWC has decided the film needs more time to be completed, and, according to sources, will be released during Spring 2014, positioned more as a commercial entry than an awards play. TWC will still have a jam-packed awards slate this fall. It will soon release ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,’ ‘Philomena,’ ‘August: Osage County’ and ‘Once Chance,’ all of which played at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month.

Olivier Dahan’s ‘Grace of Monaco’ also stars the likes of Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Paz Vega, Parker Posey, Milo Ventimiglia and Derek Jacobi. The official synopsis for the film is as follows: Grace Kelly, age 33 and having given up her acting career to focus on being a full time princess, uses her political maneuvering behind the scenes to save Monaco while French Leader Charles de Gaulle and Monaco’s Prince Rainier III are at odds over the principality’s standing as a tax haven.