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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Grace of Monaco pure fantasy

Nicole Kidman's portrayal of Grace Kelly has run into trouble from the royal family.  Her children, Prince Albert II and Princesses Caroline and Stephanie said the film is pure fantasy and yesterday they released another statement.  "The Prince's Palace would like to reiterate that this feature film cannot under any circumstances, be classified as a biopic."

Grace of Monaco will officially open at the Cannes Film Festival on May 14 and in cities around the world.  But there's trouble brewing. US distributor-producer Harvey Weinstein, also known as "Harvey Scissorhands," is said to be unhappy with the version of the film and is seriously considering dropping it from US distribution.

Hollywood producers have been bending the truth to make a good story about famous people for years, but not this time.  The royal family are furious and refuse to shut up.

"We have absolutely no association with this project which claims to be about the lives of our parents" Prince Albert said.  "For us, this film does not constitute a biographical work but portrays only part of her life and has been pointlessly glamorized and contains important historical inaccuracies as well as scenes of pure fiction."

But here in Australia, the controversy only makes it more appealing and Nicole Kidman seems perfect for the part of Grace Kelly. Kidman needed a hit movie and this could be it, but we'll have to wait until June 5 to find out.