Monaco Royals Will Not Attend Cannes Premiere of Nicole Kidman's Grace of Monaco Movie: Report
Nicole Kidman's Grace of Monaco biopic probably won't be getting the royal seal of approval anytime soon. According to a new report from The New York Post's Page Six, the royal family of Monaco will not be attending the world premiere of the movie at Cannes this year, in part because of a clash with the filmmakers.
Page Six claims that Prince Albert is upset about the film's portrayal of his father, Prince Rainier, who married actress Grace Kelly in 1956. (Kidman, 46, stars as the late Kelly, opposite Tim Roth's Rainier.) A source told the paper that "Albert fears the movie vilifies his father" as a "one-sided leader who is controlling over his wife."
The report further claims that the royal family was denied a screening request by producer Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, and that other requests -- for changes to the screenplay -- have been ignored.
Of course, this is not the first time the two parties have been at odds. Back in January 2013, the royal House of Grimaldi released a statement criticizing the Olivier Dahan-directed movie as "purely fictional."
"Therefore, the royal family wishes to stress that this film in no way constitutes a biopic," the palace said at the time. "It recounts one rewritten and needlessly glamorized page in the history of Monaco and its family with both major historical inaccuracies and a series of purely fictional scenes."