[Movies] Grace of Monaco Pushed Back To 2014
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.24.2013
Not in contention for the Oscars this year...
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that The Weinstein Company has moved Grace of Monaco from its November 27 release date to spring 2014. This means that the film, which features Nicole Kidman as actress Grace Kelly (who becomes a princess), will not be out in time to quality for this year's Oscar race. Kidman had been mentioned as a possible contender.
TWC has ruled the film needs more time to be finished. It will be positioned more as a commercial entry than an attempt to get awards. Harvey Weinstein seemed excited about the movie, which was written by Arash Amel and directed by Olivier Dahan (La Vie En Rose). It also stars Tim Roth, Paz Vega, Parker Posey, Frank Langella and Derek Jacobi. It was previewed at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, and Kidman (who was on the jury) stopped in to take a bow.
A source said at the time: "Weinstein lavished special attention on Grace, noting it was the seventh movie he's made with Kidman."
TWC still has several movies set for the awards season, including Fruitvale Station, Lee Daniels' The Butler, The Grandmaster and documentaries 20 Feet From Stardom and Salinger already released. Later this year sees the releases of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Philomena, August: Osage County and One Chance, which all played at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month.
Next year will see the release of James Gray's The Immigrant (starring Marion Cotillard), which premiered at Cannes. It was originally set for a release this year. TWC has acquired three films at Torontom including John Carney's Can a Song Save Your Life? (starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine), Ned Benson's The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her (starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain) and The Railway Man (starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth).