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January 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Grace of Monaco starring Nicole Kidman in the title role of Grace Kelly, who became Princess Grace of Monaco, has been selected to open the 67th Cannes Film Festival on May 14, the festival announced today (Friday). It will be shown out of competition. The film costars Tim Roth as Monaco’s Prince Rainier III. In its description of the film, the festival indicated that it focuses on a period of the princess’s life following her marriage to Rainier when “amid occasional difficulties in fulfilling her role, she was invited back to Hollywood by Alfred Hitchcock, to play in his new film Marnie. At the time, France was threatening to tax and even annex Monaco, the tiny principality whose monarch Kelly had become. Was she still an actress? Was she really Princess of Monaco?” The film is due to open in France on the same date, with several theaters in the country that will be screening the movie expected to carry the festival’s opening ceremonies live as well.