[Movies] The Weinstein Company Pulls Grace of Monaco Due To Creative Clash
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.25.2014
Two months before its release...
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Weinstein Company has pulled Grace of Monaco from its March 14 release date. There is now no release date for the film, which stars Nicole Kidman as the movie star turned princess Grace Kelly. The film has not been delivered to the Weinsteins, making it hard to start creating final marketing materials.
The film was originally set for release in November of last year but the Weinstein Company pushed it back to March as it wouldn't have been ready in time. French director Oliver Dahan (La Vie En Rose) claimed that the Weinsteins wanted to change his movie.
He told a French newspaper at the time: "It's right to struggle, but when you confront an American distributor like Weinstein, not to name names, there is not much you can do. There are two versions of the film for now: mine and his … which I find catastrophic."
A source says that while Weinstein gave Dahan notes, Weinstein has no creative control of the film and can't make any cuts. The film comes from a script by Arash Amel. It also stars Tim Roth, Paz Vega, Parker Posey, Frank Langella and Derek Jacobi.
The Weinstein Company still has a release planned for March 14, the British dramedy One Chance.