The wait is going to be a little longer for the Grace Kelly biopic starring Nicole Kidman. First we found out the release date for Grace of Monaco was pushed back indefinitely, now it looks like there's a good reason why. Grace of Monaco will open the Cannes Film Festival in May. This is not the first time the film's release has been changed. It was originally set to open Nov. 27, 2013, but was changed to March 14, 2014 last September. Now, less than two months before the movie was supposed to open, it has been taken off of the release calendar all together, it appears so that the film can make it's debut at Cannes.
This news comes on the heels of reports claiming that there are other issues with the film being released. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Grace of Monaco has not yet been delivered to The Weinstein Company which makes it hard to produce marketing materials. The film's director, Olivier Dahan, has a different take on the situation and says that the issues stem from Weinstein Company head, Harvey Weinstein, wanting to make changes to the movie. He told a French newspaper around the time of the first release date change,
"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."
Insiders told THR that while Weinstein gave notes, he cannot make cuts to the film himself. With two very different takes on the story, it's hard to know what exactly is going on here. Pushing the premiere date to Cannes works well because it gives the production company and Dahan more time to, hopefully, settle their differences while also allowing the film to have a huge premiere at a prestigious festival. Grace of Monaco will open the festival on May 14.
Check out the trailer for yourself below. Just don't get too excited because you'll probably have to wait a while before it comes out. Unless you're going to Cannes, that is.