Olivier Dahan’s GRACE OF MONACO To Open The 67th Cannes Film Festival on May 14
French director Olivier Dahan’s GRACE OF MONACO will open the Cannes Film Festival. It will have its world premiere Wednesday, May 14, 2014, and will screen in Official Selection – out of competition category.
This comes on the heels that US distributor the Weinstein Company would be moving the film from their 2014 slate due to a conflict between Harvey Weinstein and Dahan over final cut. Gaumont, which is distributing the film in France, recently changed the release date from January 29 to March 19, 2014. All the various moves makes sense today due to the announcement from Cannes.
Produced by Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Uday Chopra and Arash Amel, who also wrote the screenplay, GRACE OF MONACO will be released May 14 in France by Gaumont and in several cities around the world.
The opening ceremony will be broadcast to participating cinemas, with the cooperation of France’s Canal Plus.
Click here to read the official Cannes press release.
GRACE OF MONACO is focused on the personal story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly during a dispute between Monaco’s Prince Rainier III, and France’s Charles De Gaulle (André Penvern) over tax laws in the early 1960s.
Nicole Kidman stars as Grace Kelly with Tim Roth as Prince Rainier III. The cast also includes Milo Ventimiglia, Robert Lindsay, Parker Posey, Derek Jacobi, Frank Langella, with Paz Vega as Maria Callas and Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Alfred Hitchcock.
Olivier Dahan (LA VIE EN ROSE) directed Marion Cotillard to an Oscar win for Best Actress in a Leading Role as French singer Édith Piaf at the 80th Academy Awards.
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