In Hollywood you can always count on one thing…everyone gets a biopic.
Grace of Monaco, a spec script by Arash Amel, has been acquired by Pierre-Ange Le Pogam (through his new Stone Angel production and financing banner). Given the competitive level of interest in the script, the film about Grace Kelly, who was both Hollywood and actual royalty—will likely be gearing up sooner than later.
The script looks at a six-month period of Kelly’s life during 1962 when, as THR puts it, “the city-state got into a heated dispute with France, which grew tired of the petite principality being a tax haven. Kelly, still relatively new in her role as princess, maneuvered behind the scenes to save Monaco from a coup. Insiders have compared the script to King’s Speech in scope and tone.”
Kelly is probably best remembered as one of Alfred Hitchcock’s ice princesses in Dial M for Murder, Rear Window andTo Catch a Thief, as well as George Seaton’s The Country Girl, for which she won an Oscar in 1955 (the same year she met Prince Rainier, whom she subsequently married). Casting Kelly, who was 32 at the time when the film is set, will be tough.
Here are my top candidates to play her…
1) CHARLIZE THERON
2) JANUARY JONES
3) AMBER HEARD
4) ELIZABETH OLSEN
5) RACHEL MCADAMS