Nicole Kidman to play Princess Grace in biopic

Monday April 9, 2012

Nicole Kidman is in talks to take on one of Hollywood's most coveted roles, reports Variety magazine.

She will play Grace Kelly in a biopic directed by Olivier Dahan, best known for the Oscar-winning La Vie en Rose.

The plot centres on the actress-turned-princess and how she worked to save her adopted homeland, Monaco, in the early 1960s.

According to Variety, Nicole has beaten off fierce competition among Hollywood's top actresses to play the role.

Grace Kelly gave up a successful film career when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956, at the age of 26.

The film is set between December 1961 and November 1962 when the then mother of two "was called upon to save Monaco from an escalating situation regarding its standing as a tax haven".

Iconic weddings: Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco

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