The cast for Grace Of Monaco already includes Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Frank Langella and Paz Vega, and now Variety reports its grown with the addition of Parker Posey, while Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia is also in talks to appear in the movie.
The film concentrates on the time when Monaco was in a conflict with France and Grace Kelly (Kidman), who by then had given up acting and was the small country’s princess, worked to prevent a coup after French president Charles de Gaulle handed Grace’s husband Crown Prince Rainier (Roth) a six-month deadline to reform Monaco’s financial laws and status as an extreme tax haven.
Posey is set to play Madge Tivey-Faucon, who was Kelly’s lady-in-waiting. Tivey-Faucon was apparently a ruthless social climber who couldn’t wait to sell unflattering tell-alls to the French press once she left Kelly’s employ. Ventimiglia is likely to play Kelly’s publicist, Rupert Allan.
The movie is set to start shooting soon, with Olivier Dahan directing.